MINISTRIES URGED TO UTILIZE EXCHEQUER FUNDS IN TIMELY MANNER

Deputy Governor H.E. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima has urged all
government ministries to ensure funds received from the national
treasury are effectively utilized immediately they reflect in the county
government accounts to guarantee subsequent disbursements from the
exchequer.
“The national treasury has shown unwillingness to release
more money to us before we use what they have sent us, hence my appeal
that you absorb these monies into projects and recurrent use immediately they reflect in our accounts,” he said.

The deputy governor was speaking during the 13th county weekly revenue
meeting attended by senior government officers at the Golf Hotel,
Kakamega. Prof. Kutima Kutima also called on revenue officers to reign
in on individuals who default payment of tax from the advertisement
stream, terming it an essential source of revenue.

The deputy
governor used the platform to announce that Kakamega is among the eight
counties selected by US Trade and Investment Forum as a “Prosper County”
for focus on investment and trade opportunities. This is the latest
accolade for the county that has established itself as a model devolved
unit and a popular destination for benchmarking missions by peers. “As
you serve our people, do it proudly knowing that Kakamega county is now
very much respected countrywide even by renown donor agencies due to the
devolution milestones so far achieved,” said Prof. Kutima.

Also
present was the chairperson of the County Public Service Board madam
Catherine Omweno, CECMs, deputy county secretary Mr. Joshua Kutekha,
Chief Officers led by Finance CO Mr. John Imbogo and Amb. James Ochami
of the Service Delivery Unit, CEO of the Kakamega Revenue Agency
Beatrice Memo and Sub County administrators among others.