In a meeting held on Tuesday 6th August 2019 with the World Bank Country Director Felipe Jaramillo, acting Treasury CS Ukur Yatani promised to help the government to fight corruption as well as ensuring budget efficiency.
CS Ukur Yatani said the bank’s continued support to the country’s development agenda is not in vain since he promised to prioritize more on spending and to avoid waste and inefficiency.
“We are aggressively addressing issues of corruption and the government led by His Excellency the President is engaging in a rapid results initiative which is covering all government departments. We are also in the process of realigning our budget, keen on reducing recurrent expenditure,” he said.
He further elaborated that the National Treasury is keen on reducing recurrent expenditure and fighting corruption as spearheaded by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He affirms the Big Four agenda priority and projects will be delivered within set timelines and the government will take the anti-corruption campaign seriously.
Director Felipe said the World Bank is interested to help Kenya attain her development goals especially in the areas of fiscal transparency, debt management, the anti-corruption campaign and capping the interest rate.
He said that the World Bank has a very strong presence in Kenya and will continue working with the government.