MCA questions Treasury’s move to slash county funds

Kabazi ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Kabazi Ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae  has told off Treasury over move to try and slash  County funds under the guise of fighting COVID-19.

Dr.Mbae who is also  member Budget committee at  County assembly of Nakuru says the move will deny counties the capacity to fight the  disease.
The vocal Nakuru MCA adds that such a move will ‘kill’ over 800,000 Ward development projects across the County.
It should be noted the projects  are at the tail end of procurement and due to be done by June this year.
“The Treasury should use billions given by donors and secured in the Supplementary budget. We should never use the disease to kill devolution and deny rural people crucial projects” said Mbae.
He cited Nakuru County budget as a good example to be emulated after the MCAs made sure they  secured the projects back and looked for COVID-19 money elsewhere.
According to Mbae,the only connection wanjiku has with all the levels of leadership are the development  projects.
The Kabazi MCA expressing his concerns that the  National gvt has never embraced devolution since 2013 and has been looking at every opportunity to kill counties so they can take over the whole nation.
“Going forward, we need national leaders with a commitment to enable and empower devolution” said Mbae.