Thursday, 03 December 2020 16:08

COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS BBI PROPOSALS

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“As the Council of Governors, we have unanimously resolved to have our proposals incorporated, alongside those from the County Assemblies which will be shared with President Uhuru Kenyatta, Rt. Hon Raila Odinga and the secretariat of the Building Bridges Initiative for further consultation,” said H.E Wycliffe Oparanya, Chairman Council of Governors.
The Chairman’s sentiments comes as the County Governors conclude their two day consultations to discuss the BBI Draft at the Enashipai Spa and Resort in Naivasha. The meeting which also brought on board the Deputy Governors Forum and County Assemblies Forum Leadership was aimed at looking through the BBI draft and coming up with proposed amendments.
One key area of focus during the discussions was on Governance, the Council proposed that the Senate be strengthened by ensuring that it has veto powers on all bills, the position of Deputy Ministers to be introduced and they should be picked from parliament, The Summit, the National Council for County Legislatures, the Council of County Governors and Regional Economic Blocs be entrenched in the Constitution.

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