The County Assembly of Kakamega today adopted the county’s budget estimates for the Financial Year 2016/2017 presented to the honorable house by the Budget and Appropriations Committee Chairman Hon. Benard Lukulu.
The Assembly recommended that all necessary measures for Capital Expenditure to grow in relative terms as the Recurrent Expenditure declines over the medium term must be implemented as stipulated in law. The Assembly further expressed that the government should achieve and sustain a capital improvement rate of over 40% of the adopted Sh.13.2B budget estimates within the next three years.
Moreover, the County Assembly reiterated that the implementation of the budget is vested upon the County Executive pursuant to article 179(1) whereas the County Assembly, pursuant to article 185(3), will continue to exercise the oversight role of the same. The Speaker of the County Assembly summarized the debate on the budget by saying the collective roles of implementation and oversight by both the Executive and the Assembly will guarantee total value of public resources to the residents.