Rotich defends government’s economy performance despite headwinds

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich

NAIROBI, KENYA: Last week Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich defended the government’s performance in keeping the economy steady despite various headwinds.

“We have kept our fiscal deficit at manageable level vis-a-vis our Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and shall continue to do so,” Rotich told a press briefing at Treasury Building in Nairobi, insisting that the economy was on the rebound.

He projected it to grow in the next financial year. “Our fiscal deficit for the 2017/18 Financial Year is 6.4 per cent, down from 8.5 per cent in…

Source – Standard Media