National Treasury & Planning CS Amb Ukur Yatani has called on the private sector investment Proffesionals to take an active role in streamlining investments in government institutions. In a speech read on his behalf by the The Chief Administrative Secretary, National Treasury and Planning, Eric Simiyu Wafukho during the official opening of the 4th Annual Conference by the Institute of Certified Investment and Financial Analysis (ICIFA) in Mombasa, the CS lauded investment Proffesionals for their role in promoting Kenya as an investment hub in East and Central Africa .
The conference which is being held both in-person and virtual platform has brought together investment and financial analysts from both the Government and Private sector. Some of the facilitators at the conference include FA Esther Koimett , PS Broadcasting And Telecommunication; Mr Christopher Kirigua DG PPP,; Mr Kittony Kittony Chairman NSE PLC,FA; Dr.Edward Odundo Director School of Pension and Retirements studies among others.
On behalf of the CS, Wafukho commended ICIFA for incorporating global emerging trends and tropical issues in its training programs and the deliberate efforts made in impacting its professionals with the relevant cutting-edge skills.
Wafukho noted that effective private sector participation in public investments programme is a key to sustainable development in Kenya and with ICIFA’s membership being drawn largely from the private sector, he challenged them to provide policy options and proposals on public investment strategies to spur GDP growth.
By show of commitment by government to ICIFA ,National Treasury appointed a representative to ICIFA’s Council, its Statutory and Council Committees.