The statement was bold, clear and confidently written by a proud citizen to say the least; Kenya is now a donor!,
“Kenya has pledged Sh130 million to support the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF)”, the statement read in part.
What was even more shocking is the fact that South Africa, richest country in Africa pledged HALF of what Uhuru committed to give, YES AWHF will be based in South Africa, meaning the money will be spent there!
South Africaâ€™s President Jacob Zuma accepted a request for his country to host the African World Heritage Fund on behalf of the continent. He pledged $1 million (Kshs 86 million) to support the Fund as part of South Africaâ€™s commitment to ensuring the Fundâ€™s success in promoting continental heritage. statement added.
So, Uhuru gave a donation of 130 million while his people are DYING of hunger. In the semi arid areas of Rift Valley- the URP stronghold deaths have been reported, at the Coast where he issued what later emerged to be fake title deeds citizens are surviving on a cup of Uji a day, this is what is called getting priorities WRONG!
What will William Ruto tell his religious followers in Tugenland the sub-tribe of the larger Kalenjin nation, where are the tractors to help Kenya attain food sufficiency promised by Jubilee leaders?
Here is the statement by the President’s Press Office : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Kenya has pledged Sh130 million to support the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF).
Making the pledge, President Uhuru Kenyatta commended the role played by the Fund in promoting and preserving the continentâ€™s unique heritage saying African countries should create a good environment for cultural innovation and development.
â€œOur heritage remains our pride and legacy. I therefore invite you to also consider contributing financially to the cause of the Fund,â€ he said.
The President was speaking during the AWHF meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
He said Kenya is proud to be part of the African World Heritage Fund family which champions for the protection of the continentâ€™s unique heritage.
Noting that UNESCO has identified six world heritage sites in Kenya, the President acknowledged the role played by the AWHF in registering those sites on the world heritage list.
â€œThese are the Lake Turkana National Park, Lamu old town, Mount Kenya National Park, the Mijikenda sacred forests, Fort Jesus and Kenyaâ€™s lake system in the Great Rift Valley,â€ the President said.
He disclosed that through the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Arts, the Kenya Government will continue supporting the activities of the Fund on the continent.
South Africaâ€™s President Jacob Zuma accepted a request for his country to host the African World Heritage Fund on behalf of the continent. He pledged $1 million (Kshs 86 million) to support the Fund as part of South Africaâ€™s commitment to ensuring the Fundâ€™s success in promoting continental heritage.