MCA Mbae weighs in on Nakuru supplementary budget for COVID-19

Kabazi ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae at a past media address.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Kabazi ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has commended the County assembly for enhancing the war on COVID-19 by ensuring that enhancement of sh.300 million which is million higher than what the Governor had proposed.

County assembly members have contributed 30 million for ventilators purchase.

He added that 3.5 m will be channeled to all the 55 wards, while 1.4m to the vulnerable 31 wards identified during the COVID-19.

“The governor had proposed sh. 250 million but we have enhanced the same to sh.300 million” said Mbae.

The county assembly through the budget and appropriation committee has also adopted the formation of sub County and Ward COVID-19 Emergency Committees.

According to MCA Mbae who is also a member of the budget committee, the formation of the sub county and ward committees on COVID-19 is key as the committees will identify needs.

The MCAs have also ensured that 150m is allocated to health docket for the purchase of ventilators, recruitment of additional staff, and purchase of protective devices among others.

In addition, the MCAs now want the executive to ensure that the Community Health Volunteers are given priority during this time of COVID-19 pandemic.

The supplementary budget report has also suspended the licenses in Nakuru county for three months while retaining the Ward development projects.

According to MCA Mbae, the governor had proposed that the projects be suspended so that the money meant for the projects can be channeled towards the war on COVID-19.

But in a twist of events, the MCAs are now calling on governor Kinyanjui to roll out out the projects in the next one week.

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