News Highlights

1.    Short term borrowing: IBEC has now approved mechanism for County governments to access overdrafts at CBK with guarantee from the National Treasury. The borrowing will be 5% of audited revenue and to be repaid within a year.
2.    County Government Expenditure Ceilings: That the AG’s interpretation be sought on the amendment to Section 107 of the PFMA law within one week.  Pending that clarification, the Controller of Budget approve allocations to counties within the legal threshold provided for under the current CARA ceilings. Regulation 25 to be amended to remove challenges experienced in its implementation.
3.    County Pension: That the CS National Treasury convene a meeting with all stakeholders to finalise on the report by the AG chaired committee then a meeting to be convened by the Deputy President to finalise on the matter
4.    Assets and Liabilities: To facilitate the expeditious and efficient transfer of assets and liabilities, a gazette notice has been approved by IBEC to set up county committees. The entire process should be complete by March 2017.
5.    Vocational Training: National Government to consider providing conditional grants to the county governments to support construction and equipping of institutions. Senate to be informed ahead of the allocation by National government to ensure policy mainstreaming at both levels
6.    Road Maintenance Fuel Levy: County governments to provide work plans that adhere to the ceilings provided for by the ministry
7.    Maternity Health care: County governments to receive pending 1.4 billion by December. Counties to recommend two names (Man and Woman) to the ministry for one to be appointed to both KEMSA and NHIF boards respectively.
•    NHIF law to be amended to allow representation.
•    NHIF accreditation to be reviewed to remove costs of new institutions and unnecessary bureaucracy
8.    IFMIS: National Treasury team on IFMIS to look into the issues raised by council of governors. National Treasury to convene an urgent meeting with counties to address issues. Ministry of ICT to be included in the consultations.

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Published: September 12, 2019
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Households in nandi reap big as SDCP program ends

Published: September 10, 2019
Small Holder Dairy Commercialization Programme (SDCP) that has been running for the last thirteen years came to a close today during an exit workshop held at Lelchego Dairy Cooperative Society grounds in Mosoriot. SDCP Programme was jointly funded...

World Vision Holds A 3 Day Nandi County Technical Working Group Inception Workshop

Published: September 10, 2019
World vision advocates for youth involvement in governance and budget making in government, both national and county level. Nandi being a youth-led county having elected the youngest governor in Kenya has made strides in incorporating the youth in...

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