Kakamega County Deputy Governor H.E Ayub Savula, on behalf of H.E Governor Fernandes Barasa, led senior County Government officers in a validation exercise of the 2024/2025 County Annual Development Plan (CADP).
In the Governor’s speech delivered by the DG, FCPA Barasa reminded the stakeholders comprising of CECMs, Chief Officers, CEOs, CBEF Members and technical officers from each department that CADP is a critical document that comes at the initial stage in the budget cycle of a Government.
The Governor highlighted that according to the Public Finance Management Act (2012), CADP must be submitted to the County Assembly before the 1st of September for deliberations and consideration.
The Deputy Governor on his part appreciated the Department of Finance for undertaking the process in good time saying this will ensure that the County Government meets the strict legal timeliness.
The CECM for Water, Environment, Natural Resources and Climate change Mrs Peninah Mukabane who chaired the session called on the development partners to assist in bridging financial gaps in the CADP whose resource requirements is KSh 16.3 Billion given that the County development resources may not meet all the needs.
County Secretary and Head of Public Service Dr. Bonface Okoth emphasized the need for teamwork by all the stakeholders and adherence to public service work ethics even as County staff enhances efforts towards ensuring delivery of the Governor’s Six-point Agenda for the people of Kakamega County.
The workshop concluded today, Tuesday.
Present also were Deputy County Secretary Mr. Joshua Kutekha, County Attorney CS Viviane Mbaka and the County Ombudsman Mr. Nelson Majimbo.