Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia has assented into law the Appropriations Bill, 2019, paving the way for the immediate implementation of the 2019-2020 budget.
Kimemia said the budgeting process had demonstrated exemplary organic harmony between the two arms of government which can only translate to better services to the people.
“This is a people’s budget which addressed issues and allocated resources through a thorough process of public participation – money is earmarked for people-identified projects which have a direct impact on their lives and I’m grateful for the support shown by the County Assembly, and their departmental committees, in preparing this budget,” the Governor added.
The 2019-2020 budget, at Ksh. 6.5 billion, is generated from the National Government transfers of Ksh. 4.86 billion, Own Source Revenue of Ksh. 600 million, revenue generated from health facilities at Ksh. 30 million and conditional grants worth Ksh. 1.02 billion.
“This financial year, we are starting the implementation process immediately and it is my expectation that we shall have completed execution of large part of the projects by end of December this year,” Governor Kimemia added.
At the same time, the county head announced that Ward Development Committees will be established to help in the monitoring of county projects to ensure there is value for money.
The committees will be tasked with professional management of the projects and will ensure full compliance with the requirements and specifications.
“These are not political committees but professional entities mandated to ensure Mwananchi gets services delivered as required. They will run with the support of the local Members of the County Assembly and the Ward Administrators to ensure there is value for money, timelines and other indicators are met,” Governor Kimemia added.
Present during the function were all members of the County Executive Committee, the Clerk to the County Assembly Hon. Muriithi Wairimu and a host of Members of the County Assembly led by the Vice Chair of the Budget and Appropriations Committee Hon. John Githinji.