KEPSA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SPEAKER’S ROUND TABLE
KEPSA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SPEAKER’S ROUND TABLE- October 5, 2018
The Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Justin Muturi this morning opened the 5th engagement between the leadership of the National Assembly and the Kenya Private Sector Alliance, dubbed the Speaker’s Round Table, at the Leisure Lodge Resort, Diani. This is the maiden engagement since the inception of the 12th Parliament.
During the engagement he underscored the importance of comradery and partnership noting the Private sector is as a critical engine of sustainable growth.
Kenya Private Sector Alliance (Kepsa)Chief Executive Officer Carole Kariuki also said research shows that improving governance and controlling corruption could increase income per capita by 400 per cent.
Speaking in Mombasa during the Speaker’s Roundtable between the private sector and Parliament, she urged the government to intensify the war on corruption and other economic crimes and strengthen law enforcement, prosecutorial and criminal justice action ,Public, private dialogue should also be strengthened for information targeting those who pose the greatest risk.
Cheap and illicit goods are killing local industries,procured services by the state also contributed to the stalling or delay in delivery.Kariuki urged the government protect local industries from unfair competition from cheap imports and proliferation of illicit goods.
This National Assembly engagement with KEPSA comes at a critical time when the country is in the process of actualizing the Big Four Agenda, and high on the National Assembly’s commitment to meeting sustainable development goals. Education has been named as a Key Enabler,Enablers have the potential of derailing the Big Four Agenda if not addressed.