Kenya Receives Ksh.11.4 Billion from EU to Boost Green Transition and Digital Inclusion

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The EU has signed a deal with Kenya to support its development in environmental sustainability, good governance, and peace and stability. The funds will be used to implement the Global Gateway, a partnership that aims to foster sustainable development, security and prosperity.

Kenya has secured a grant of over Ksh.11.4 billion (72 million Euros) from the European Union to enhance its priority areas of green transition and digital inclusion, good governance as well as peace and stability.

The deal was signed by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels, Belgium on Wednesday, on the sidelines of the Global Gateway Forum 2023.

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The Global Gateway is a partnership between the EU and its partners to promote sustainable development, security and prosperity through investments in infrastructure, digitalisation, climate action and human capital.

Deputy President Gachagua, who is representing President William Ruto at the summit, said the grant will help Kenya achieve its development goals and improve the lives of its people.

Taking to his X (formerly Twitter) handle he said: “Kenya welcomes this statement of signature which will be realised through the outlined priorities for the Multi-annual Indicative Programme 2021-2027. This collaboration marks a pivotal stride towards a brighter future for the Kenyan people.”

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He added that Kenya looked forward to continued partnership with the EU and reaffirmed the Ruto administration’s commitment to strengthening existing ties with the bloc.

“I reaffirm our collective dedication to this partnership. Together, we strive towards a future where the bonds between Kenya and the European Union continue to flourish, bringing about positive change and shared prosperity.”, he affirmed.

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