The First Lady of Kenya, Mama Rachel Ruto, on Sunday delivered a powerful message calling on religious leaders to rally behind the implementation of projects outlined in the Government’s Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda.
Mama Rachel Ruto made the remarks during the grand 70th birthday celebrations of Bishop DR. JB Masinde, the founder and senior pastor of Deliverance Church International, Umoja, in Nairobi.
She highlighted an upcoming multi-storey housing development to be built along Kangundo Road by Deliverance Church Umoja, encouraging other leaders present to identify similar high-potential initiatives in key priority sectors and partner with government to deliver them.
“I want to encourage all of us to be part of the work that the government is doing. Be it in housing, MSMEs, agriculture, universal healthcare, digital superhighway and the creative economy,” said Mama Rachel Ruto.
The First Lady also expressed optimism in the nation’s ability to recover economically.
“The eyes of the world are on Kenya, and I would like to say that Kenya is in a good place. We might be going through some challenges right now but we know that it shall be well,” Mama Rachel Ruto added.
The First Lady’s call for collaboration between religious leaders and the government in the pursuit of priority projects under the Bottom-Up Agenda is a crucial step in driving inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
As leaders from different sectors join forces, there is immense potential to create lasting change and uplift communities across Kenya.
With a shared commitment to addressing pressing challenges and seizing opportunities, the Bottom-Up Agenda projects promise to transform lives, promote economic prosperity and pave the way for a stronger and more resilient Kenya.
Among the notable dignitaries present at the event were Johnson Sakaja, the Governor of Nairobi County; Njoroge Muchiri, the Deputy Governor of Nairobi County; Dorcas Rigathi, the wife of the Deputy President; Rigathi Gachagua; and Mark Mwenje, the Member of Parliament for Embakasi West.