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(From The Nation (Kenya) - AAGM)
Byline: Nancy Onyango And Michael Ludlow
"Although we realised at independence that both physical and social infrastructure are extremely vital for the creation of wealth and development in general, and that they are the arteries of our economy, we have, over the years, ignored or run down both. " -Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation
Despite progress made since 2003, lasting improvements to the physical and social infrastructure are not that obvious.
Much of Kenya's physical infrastructure is in a desperate state whilst social infrastructure problems such as crime, poverty and ill-health are rampant.
The Government recognises the need to encourage infrastructure development to improve schools, hospitals, transport and even provide clean water, but cannot be expected to go it alone.
Kenya has many successful local and international businesses with a vested interest in the prosperity of the nation who should be encouraged rather than deterred from investing for the benefits of the wider country.
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