The Ministry immediate priorities are to address what Vision 2030 calls the Foundations for Development. In many parts of the region, but in
The lack of these foundations has a major impact on human development. In 2005, seven districts in Northern Kenya had a Human Development Index lower than that of
The Ministry immediate priorities therefore include:
- Infrastructure particularly roads, water, communication systems and energy (and especially renewable energy, given that
Northern Kenyais a rich source of both solar and wind power).
- Human capital i.e. building an educated and healthy population, and a skilled workforce that can help the region develop.
- Peace and security, without which development and investment can not take place.
- Drought management. Droughts take time to develop and can be managed with the right approaches and resources applied at the right time.