Kenya’s Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka has pledged to create a 24-hour economy should he be elected President in the forthcoming general elections. Speaking during a recent campaign held in Kamukunji in Nairobi, he expounded on the need for a 24-hour economy in the country especially during this era when majority of the youth are rendered jobless. Working in shifts according to the V.P would help reduce the huge figure of unemployment in the country which has left its citizens trying to make ends meet in tough economic times. During a meeting held in the area at African Independent Pentecostal Church of Africa in Bahati, the Vice President said, “The improvement of our country’s economy is going to be my priority if given the opportunity to lead after the next election.” He assured the public of ensuring that economic prosperity will be his first priority towards achieving the millennium goals.
He told the gathering that in order to achieve prosperity, the country needed a strong leader who would formulate policies geared towards economic reconstruction. The issue of employment was given emphasis by the V.P as well as security and infrastructure. “Our country should have peace with itself if we are to attract both local and foreign investments. Nobody wants to invest in an insecure country,’’ he said. He also touched on the issue of negative ethnicity stating that the greatest challenge at the moment that is affecting our society today is tribalism. For this reason, he made an appeal to Christians and all other religious groups to make an effort of maintaining peace and stability and preaching peace especially as the country approaches to having its general elections. He asked members of the public to continue supporting his presidential bid since he has a clean record.
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