Central Organizations of Trade Unions-Kenya (COTU-K) Secretary General Francis Atwoli has fingered the National Treasury, the Ministry of Labour, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (Eacc), and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) for challenges facing Kenyans.
The outspoken SG lamented the ever-rising challenges Kenyan workers encounter, and yet the institutions mandated with solving their obstacles have remained tight-lipped.
Atwoli stated that the government ought to come up with an apt solution to lower the high cost of living, soaring debt, high unemployment, and taxation, the deeply rooted corruption among other factors crippling the nation’s development.
He called out the National Treasury, the Directorate of Debt Management in the National Treasury, Directorate of Budget, Fiscal and Economic Affairs of the National Treasury for failing to tame the ballooning debt, the high cost of living and the depreciating Kenyan shilling.
“Where is the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) when corruption is the order of the day in Kenya? Where is the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection when many Kenyans remain unemployed and redundancy becomes the order of the day in Kenya?” Atwoli questioned.
According to Atwoli, the institutions should be held accountable for letting Kenyans suffer.
Further, he recommended strategies that he believes will help recover the nation’s suffering economy.
He urged the government to embrace effective and efficient stakeholder engagements in the entire development process to promote value creation and innovation.
“Stakeholder engagement is an effective governance tool as it promotes trust and control by the people as decisions come from them.” Atwoli said