Kakamega County Executive Member for Finance, Planning and ICT Dr. Beatrice Sabana Tuesday morning officially opened a three day consultative meeting on review of the 2021 County Fiscal Strategy Paper and Debt Management Strategy paper 2021. The former is a critical document in the County budget making process.

In her opening remarks, the Finance Executive Member expressed satisfaction that the processes preceding the preparation of the County Fiscal Strategy Paper before it’s presentation to the County Assembly’s Budget and Appropriation Committee and Chairpersons of various House committees were participatory.

“The Budget making process is a constitutional requirement that has to involve all stakeholders including members of the public. The required timelines for submission of the document to the County Assembly were satisfactorily met,” she stated.

In addition to the two important documents, the meeting will also review the Covid-19 Reengineering Recovery Strategy 2020/21 – 2022-23.

The Chairperson of the County Assembly Budget and Appropriation Committee Hon. Willis Opuka mentioned that this year’s budget will be instrumental in determining performance of the Government both at the County and National level.

Finance and Economic Planning Chief Officer CPA Amb. James Ochami reiterated that the County Government has prioritised completion and operationalization of already initiated projects in the County.

Amb. Ochami highlighted Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital, County Level lV health facilities, Bukhungu Stadium and Sub-County bitumen roads, as some of the key priority projects earmarked for completion and operationalization among other key projects and programs.

County Head of Planning CPA David Kulova delivered a detailed presentation on the departmental projects set to be implemented in the Financial Year 2021/2022.

The respective Chairpersons of the County Assembly Committees are in attendance as well as the Ag. Director for Planning Mr. Dan Borter.