Protect CDF for the sake of education, Ruto tells MPs
President William Ruto has explained why he wants the National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF) protected and made a constitutional fund.
Speaking on Sunday during a church service at Wanjohi Primary School in Kipipiri Constituency, Nyandarua County, the head of state said the goal of his request to the two houses of Parliament last week to make the NG-CDF a constitutional institution is to ensure the growth of education in the nation.
Ruto claimed the NG-CDF helped build numerous schools and provided bursaries to tens of thousands of students and pupils nationwide.
“The single most important asset we have as a nation is our human capital, and the way to make it better is through education,” he said.
Ruto also said his administration is committed to supporting the opposition in order to increase accountability and transparency in the nation.
But he urged the opposition to carry out their mandate in respect for the country and without violence.
“We have no problem with what the opposition is doing to keep us in check. We believe in an accountable government,” he said.
In addition to stating that the government is implementing policies and programs that will strengthen the economy and increase revenue, President Ruto stated that the government is committed to reducing public borrowing.
He claimed that instead of turning to debt, this was the most reliable way to collect significantly more revenue to finance development.
He was accompanied by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, Cabinet Secretaries Zacharia Njeru (Lands) and Rebecca Miano (East African Community, Arid and Semi Arid Lands and Regional Development), Nyandarua Governor Ndirangu Badilisha and a host of MPs led by National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wa.