Kakamega Governor and Chairperson of the Finance, Planning and Economic Affairs Committee at the Council of Governors (COG) H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa has asked the National Treasury to expedite disbursement of the sharable revenue to County Governments. Delays in release of the funds to Counties by the Exchequer, the Governor explained, is hampering required efficiency and effectiveness in service delivery in Devolved Units across the Country.
The Governor added that as stipulated in the Constitution, funds should follow devolved functions without delay regretting that Kakamega only received the August allocation last week, leaving expenditures of the month of September still pending.
Governor Barasa urged all political leaders in Kakamega County to work together for the interest of the people, party affiliations not withstanding.
He was speaking during a thanksgiving mass celebrated at the Kakamega Citadel Salvation Army Western Region Headquarters in Lurambi Sub-County, where he affirmed that his Administration will serve residents in all the 60 Wards equally. The County CEO reiterated his commitment of allocating Shs 1.2 billion towards enhancing water, roads and electricity projects in the County. He used the platform to announce the MCA for Shirere Ward Hon. David Ikunza as the Chairperson of the Ward Development Fund Committee at the County Assembly.