On Friday, May 26th, president William Ruto toured Embu county where he launched the Madaraka Day expo which will be taking place for 5 days at Embu university. The theme for the expo is incorporating ICT in MSMEs.
When making his remarks, the president took his time to defend the finance bill which proposes a 3% housing levy to all employees and an extra 3% from the employers.
The president also acknowledged that he is live to the problems that Kenyans are currently facing, especially the rising cost of food commodities. He stated that he knows most Kenyans are complaining due to the high cost of maize flour.
While giving hopes to citizens of better days ahead, Ruto argued that the housing project will also go a long way in solving the food shortage problems that is currently facing the country.
He termed the project as a long term solution to the rising cost of food commodities.
"I know that most of you are complaining of the high cost of food, and especially the high cost of unga. The housing project will minimize constructions in our productive land which can be utilized for agricultural benefits," stated the president.
"Instead of Kenyans using their farmland to build houses, we should do affordable housing in towns and use our farms to grow food so that we can lower the cost of living because there will be plenty food," added Ruto.
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