Uasin Gishu County has been lauded for proper financial management and budget planning, a move that has been attributed to transparency and coordination between the County Assembly and the Executive.
Appearing before the Senate committee on finance, the County executives led by CPA Julius Rutto and County Assembly committee on budget appropriation and finance, the County was tasked on giving their say on matters Finance in the County, citing ways of financing various projects among them those aligned to the ‘Big Four Agenda.'
The Committee led by Mandera Senator Mohammed Mohamud focused much on the budget process, how the County is funded and how the County plans to set the funds in line with the big four agenda.
Giving his Presentation, CPA Julius Rutto said that the County has seen an improvement in Revenue Collection owing to the digital revenue collection systems and the policies put in place to ensure that the County gets enough money to fund its projects.
“In as much as the County is willing to offer its best services on time, we are only faced with one big challenge; release of funds from the treasury which is really hitting us hard”, highlighted the CEC.
" We just wish to seek your indulgence as our big brothers, kindly help us work on ways which will see that funds are released on time for us to meet our goals of service delivery to the mwananchi”, added Rutto.
With regards to the big four agenda, the Chief Officer in charge of Economic Planning Millicent Okonjo said that the County has aligned the CIDP to the big four Agenda, citing the priority given to Health, Agriculture, Housing and Manufacturing. This was further elaborated by the CECs in charge of the respective departments.
The senators greatly recommended the work done by the County saying that it has set a great example to all other Counties. He further said that they will work towards addressing the challenges faced by the administration in terms of finance and budgetary allocation.