Gov’t reviews National Development Strategy Plan

Gov’t reviews National Development Strategy Plan
Minister of Information Telecommunication and Postal Services, Michael Makuei addresses media at the ministry’s conference hall on Tuesday January 16, 2021 (photo credit: Kitab Unango/City Review)

The government yesterday reviewed the National Development Strategy Plan for 2021-2024 for the implementation of pending projects across the country.

The last national development strategy was prepared in 2018-2021.

Addressing the press after the Council of Ministers’ meeting on Friday, the Minister of Information Michael Makuei Lueth, said all the priorities of the plan were put on governance, economic and service clusters, infrastructure clusters and gender and youth clusters.

 “The methodology which was followed by the ability of the ministry of finance was through consultations. [We] consulted all the ministries, and consulted all the stakeholders including all the states and administrative areas.”

Makuei said the priority of the government is on security followed by roads and river transport.

“Our priority is security, of course, which is a cross-cutting issue because without security there is no development and as such security was number one.

 “For us also to guarantee and assure ourselves about the security, we need also connectivity and that is roads and river transport,” he explained.

Makuei added that there was planned implementation of outstanding projects such as the Ramciel City and other projects that were already put in place by the government like education and health.

“Besides that, we will also render services to the people, especially in education and health. Of course, these are some of the projects that were included in the strategy plan,” he said.

“After thorough deliberations on all these things, we passed the strategy, the national development plan as revised for the minister to present it to the national legislative assembly for consideration,” Makuei stressed.

He said the cabinet passed the plan with some amendments, and has directed the minister of finance and planning to improve it before presenting it to the national legislative assembly for further consideration.