Kenya Vision 2030 is the long term development blueprint for the country. The main aim of Kenya Vision 2030 is to create a globally competitive and prosperous country with a high quality of life by 2030. It aims to transform Kenya into a new industrializing middle-income country providing a high quality of life to its citizens in a clean and secure environment. The Vision is anchored on three key pillars: economic, social and political governance.
The Social pillar involves the building of a just and cohesive society that enjoys equitable social development in a clean and secure environment. This quest is the basis of transformation in eight key social sectors that include Education and Training, Health, Water and Sanitation, environment, Housing and Urbanization as well as Gender, Youth, Sports and Culture.
Under the Political pillar, the transformation of the country’s political governance system is to take place across six strategic areas: rule of law, electoral and political process, democracy and improved public service delivery, transparency and accountability, public administration reforms, security, peace building and conflict management. Under the Economic pillar, the average annual economic growth is targeted at 10%. Six sectors have been identified to deliver the 10% economic growth. These are tourism, agriculture, manufacturing; wholesale and retail trade, business process outsourcing (BPO) and financial services.
The Export Processing Zones Authority role is mainly under the Economic pillar. It promotes the key economic sectors to investors for them to invest. The impact is increased manufacturing sector output, exports, employment, value addition and technology transfer.
The objectives of “the Big Four” Plan initiated by His Excellency The President is to improve the lives and welfare of Kenyans. “The Big Four” are:
EPZAs significant role is in enhancing the manufacturing sector whose contribution is to grow from 9.2% to 20% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2022.
Textile / Apparel / Cotton
Oil Mining and Gas
Iron and Steel