A two day monthly ministerial project status review meeting convened by the Service Delivery and Advisory Unit ended Thursday evening at Golf hotel, Kakamega, with a review of the next financial year’s Annual Development Plan (ADP). The ADP is an important document that guides the Government on its approximate expenditure for a period of one year.

On Wednesday, the County Executives had evaluated the progress and status of projects in the County.

Deputy Governor H.E Prof. Philip Museve Kutima, who chaired the meeting on behalf of the Governor H.E. FCPA Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya, said the final document will be presented to the County Assembly after evaluation and assessment by accounting officers and planners at the ministerial level. The DG called on the officers to ensure that all key projects are captured in the final document as highlighted in the Governor’s manifesto.

“This is our 2021/2022 Financial Year expenditure wish list that has to undergo proper scrutiny before it is submitted to the Budget Committee of the Assembly for deliberation,” Prof. Kutima advised.

The DG also directed the senior officers to focus on implementing major projects in their ministries that have a direct impact to residents.

Chief Officers, he said, must also ensure that the final document is aligned to the County Intergrated Development Plan (CIDP), the Big Four agenda and Vision 2030, among other key policy documents.

He was flanked by the CECM for Finance, Planning and ICT Dr. Beatrice Sabana.

The forum was also attended by the Chairperson of the County Public Service Board Madam Catherine Raini Omweno, CECMs, County Secretary and Head of Public Service Madam Jacinta Aluoch Odhiambo together with her Deputy Mr. Joshua Kutekha, Chief Officers led by the Service Delivery CO Dr. Phitalis Masakhwe, Chief Executive Officers, Advisors, Heads of Departments as well Managers of Kakamega and Mumias Municipalities, among other senior government officers.