Dr. Julius M. Muia, Appointed as the new Director General of Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed Dr. Julius M. Muia as the new Director General (DG) of the Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat for a period of three years. Dr Muia replaces Mr. Mugo Kibati whose term ended in 2013 after serving for years.
The announcement was made by the Chairman of the Vision 2030 Delivery Board Dr James Mwangi.Since April 2008 Dr. Julius Muia has served as the Secretary of the National Economic and Social Council at top advisory government think tank.
Dr Muia, an alumnus of the University Of Nairobi School Of Business graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting as a first Degree. He acquired his Masters Degree and later awarded PhD in Finance from the same university in 2012.
Dr. Muia has previously served as the Chief Operating Officer at HF Group, formerly Housing Finance, Unga Group Limited, Lonrho Hotels Group among many other roles in a career spanning three decades.
In his new role, the Director General will be responsible for driving Kenya towards the realization of Vision 2030. The Kenya Vision 2030 is the national long-term development policy that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment. The Vision comprises of three key pillars and a foundation: Economic; Social; Political and enablers and macro.
The new DG is taking over as the Second Medium Term Plan (MTP II) is coming to a close next year, having started in 2013 as the second series of five year medium term plans of the Kenya Vision 2030. The plan was prepared and implemented under the Kenya Constitution 2010 which significantly altered the governance structure by creating a two tier government – a National Government and 47 county governments.
During the MTP II review period, the economy recorded growth rates of 5.7%, 5.3% and 5.6% in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively while making great strides in different sectors of the economy. Dr Muia will steer the next phase, Medium Term Plan III, and his priorities include building on achievements of the MTP II and address the gaps and challenges arising from the same to ensure the Vision is realized.