Kenya's Vision 2030 Relevance to Rural Development.

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UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
BUR 213: RURAL PLANNING STUDIO I
* AGAI AGAYI -B65/3567/2011
* NAIBEI PETER -B65/2168/2011
* MAINA JAMES -B65/39876/2011
* GITEMI CINDY -B65/3580/2011
* OCHIENG BRENDA -B65/38725/2011
* HAJI SULEIMAN -B65/3569/2011

INTRODUCTION.
Kenya vision 2030 is Kenya’s long-term national planning strategy stating the main goals of economic, social and political pillars that underpin the vision 2030. It also provides a rundown of flagship projects to be embarked upon in the medium term period of the vision (2008-2012). It is the country’s development foundation store that covers 2008-2030. It aims at making Kenya a new industrial, middle income country providing high quality of life for all citizens. The vision is based on three pillars, namely;- the economic, social and political pillar. The economic pillar aims at providing prosperity to all Kenyans through an economic development program aimed at achieving an average of 10% annual GDP by 2030. The social pillar seeks to build a just and cohesive society with of social equity in a secure environment. The political pillar founded on issues based on politics that respects the rule of law and protects the interests of every individual in the Kenyan society. POLICY OBJECTIVES.

1. To unlock potential benefits of economic growth, employment and poverty reduction. 2. To increase the annual GDP growth rate to 10% per annum. 3. To reduce high energy costs.
4. To improve poor infrastructure.
5. To make Kenya a haul tourist destination in the world. 6. To raise incomes in agriculture, livestock, fisheries by processing and thereby adding value to the products before they reach the market. 7. To improve efficiency in the country.

8. To make Kenya the provider of choice for basic manufactured goods in Eastern and Central Africa. 9. To provide business services via internet to companies and organizations in developed countries e.g. Europe, Britain etc. 10. To have a vibrant/ globally competitive financial sector. 11. To promote globally competitive quality education/ research development. 12. To promote efficiency and quality health care system. 13. To achieve a nationally clean and secure environment. 14. To provide gender equity.

RELEVANCE TO RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN KENYA.
ECONOMIC VISION AND STRATEGY.
TOURISM.
Creation of more tourist attraction sites with the aim of raising the tourist population in Kenya from 1.8m (2006)- 3m (2030). This will involve upgrading the standards of attractive but rarely visited sites like Ruma and Marsabit. INCREASING VALUE IN AGRICULTURE.

This will be done by processing goods before they reach the market in order to give them more value. Also, it aims at introducing new land use policies that will maximize utilization of the high and medium potential lands for large-scale agriculture. A BETTER AND MORE INCLUSIVE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE SECTOR. It aims at lowering transaction costs through institutional reforms. It will involve strengthening informal trade through investment in infrastructure, training and linking it to wider local and global markets. MANUFACTURING FOR THE REGIONAL MARKET.

Kenya aims to become the provider of choice for basic manufactured goods in Eastern and Central Africa before breaking into other markets targeting commonly used products. It will be done by improved efficiency and competitiveness at firm level, thus raising the market share in the regional market from 7%-15%. BUSINESS PROCESS OFFSHORING.

It involves providing business services via the internet to companies and organizations in developed worlds e.g. USA. FINANCIAL SERVICES.
Having a vibrant and globally competitive financial sector driving high levels of savings and financing Kenya investment needs. SOCIAL STRATEGY.
EDUCATION AND...
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