Barack Obama administration spending and projects in Kenya have become so voluminous that the U.S. Agency for International Development must hire more contractors to oversee endeavors other providers already carry out across the African nation.
USAID in its own words admits that the “overall USAID/Kenya program has increased rapidly and exponentially, outstripping workforce resources available to effectively perform assessments and rigorous analyses … track results … manage recordkeeping, and other project development and program office functions.”
That is, Obama is throwing our money at Kenya so fast, not even Washington’s vast armies of bureaucrats can keep track of it all.
The $480 million [we blow on USAID/Kenya] is specific to U.S. Department of State and USAID initiatives only. … Budgeted separately are Kenyan programs administered by the Department of Agriculture, Department of the Treasury, Export-Impact Bank, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, Peace Corps and Department of Defense.
More paper-pushers are needed even to list all the different ways Obama spreads our wealth around to the dreamy land of his communist father.
The Kenya Agricultural Value Chain Enterprises, or KAVES, program, for instance, will cost U.S. taxpayers an additional $40 million over five years, WND has learned. Separately, USAID devoted $22 million toward the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Arid Lands-Accelerated Growth, or REGAL-AG, program, documents reveal.
Additionally, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded a no-bid contract extension to PAE Government Services Inc. to continue working on Camp Simba in Kenya and Camp Lemonnier in neighboring Djibouti, U.S. Trade and Aid Monitor recently documented.
That $75 million base-support initiative will cost an additional $65 million for a nine-month extension.
No doubt that barely scratches the surface. Under Obama, our government is hardly forthcoming about where all the money is going.
It is unlikely this blatant looting spree will even help Kenya. Experience has proven time and time again that pouring money into Third World hellholes has no effect other than to increase the corruption that makes their economies so dysfunctional.
On a tip from Byron.