Work Your Way Out Of Poverty, Stop Crying : Musalia Mudavadi Tells Kenyans

In a compelling address, Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi has issued a call to action for Kenyans, urging them to shift their focus from complaints to active efforts in advancing the nation’s prosperity and economic stability.

Mudavadi stressed the importance of self-reliance, emphasizing that Kenyans hold the key to turning around the country’s economic fortunes. “Instead of dwelling on grievances, we must roll up our sleeves and labor diligently to uplift ourselves from poverty,” he remarked, underlining the urgency of the situation and the need for concerted action. His remarks were delivered during the inaugural Kakamega International Investment Conference at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

Advocating for closer collaboration between national and county governments, Mudavadi pointed out the vast potential and untapped opportunities within counties that could catalyze significant change if properly harnessed. He encouraged counties to leverage trade and investment opportunities negotiated by the government through various bilateral agreements, including those with the European Union, the United Kingdom, and other regional and global partners.

Affirming the government’s unwavering support for devolution, Mudavadi reassured that President William Ruto’s administration is fully committed to empowering counties. He urged counties to focus on their unique strengths and explore avenues for investment, development, job creation, and sustainable growth.

Highlighting Kenya’s role in championing Africa’s integration through initiatives like the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement, Mudavadi urged counties to align themselves with national efforts in harnessing the opportunities presented by such agreements.

In essence, Mudavadi’s message resonates with a call for proactive engagement, collaboration, and seizing opportunities at both the national and local levels to drive Kenya towards greater economic prosperity and integration within the continent.