East African Community, ASALs and Regional Development CS Rebecca Miano has called for innovative ideas to support funding of development projects with the aim of reducing poverty, promoting resilient communities and creating jobs in the Coast region. This is a crucial step towards economic empowerment to overcome poverty and increase income to build resilience for vulnerable communities.

This was said during a courtesy visit to Coast Development Headquarters where she inaugurated the newly appointed Board of Management. The CS was warmly welcomed by the PS Idris Dokota, Chairman Mr. Mzee Mwinyi Mzee and Managing Director Dr. Mohamed Keinan of the Coast Development Authority (CDA), marking the beginning of an eventful day focused on fostering progress and sustainable growth in the region.

She urged RDAs to support and champion the Government’s Bottom-Up-Transformation Agenda covering ASALs by developing strategies to galvanize economic growth for prosperity.

With a strong focus on the Coast Region, she emphasized the importance of adopting innovative approaches to uplift livelihoods and ensure inclusive growth for all residents

“Having projects alone is not enough. We need resources and human project execution managers as we put our house in order to deliver some of the priorities,” said the CS.  She also highlighted the significance of resource mobilization as we dive into implementing the national housing project as well as other projects. She subsequently underscored the need for collaborative efforts between the authorities, local communities, and various stakeholders to bring about positive change.

CS plants a tree during her visit to CDA HQ

The CS reaffirmed the Government’s dedication to the Bottom-Up Transformation Agenda, which seeks to empower and uplift the most vulnerable citizens through grassroots initiatives. She called upon all stakeholders to work together and leverage the strengths of the Coast Region to create lasting change and build resilient communities.