Nakuru county assembly adopts COVID-19 supplementary budget report

Nakuru County assembly buildings.PHOTO/courtesy.

The county assembly of Nakuru on Wednesday adopted  a report of the Budget and appropriation committee on supplementary budget 2019/2020.

According to the committee,matters COVID-19,locust and security measures were put into consideration.
The Committee’s  chair MCA Joel Karuri while  tabling the report in a session chaired by Deputy speaker, informed the house that  sh 30  million was allocated for the purchase of ventilators at Nakuru Level 5.
Be added that mitigation of COVID-19 was put into consideration.
In addition sh.311 million will be used to purchase food rations to street children, vulnerable families,county emergency fund.
The department of health also seeks additional 150 million towards addressing COVID-19.
Meanwhile,the ward projects will not be affected and procurement will go as scheduled.
Earlier on Governor Kinyanjui has proposed suspensions of ward projects so that the money can be chanelled to the fight on COVID-19.
On insecurity on the people due to the curfew,the Committee appropriated 20 million for security lights across the county.
It further directed the infrastructure department to start making sure that there is installation of energy saving lights.
The recommendations of the committee in relation to COVID-19 local sourcing of commodities that can be availed locally.
That all nominated MCAs be members of the COVID-19 response team towards sensitization.
This will help to ensure the nominated MCAs sit in the wards Committees.
The committee has also  to enscalled Countyon the county assembly to  no penensure no penalties for those who delayed to pay their licenses due to the COVID-19.
“These are extra ordinary times and people should not be slapped with the penalties” said MCA Karuri.
Further the committee has urged the executive to ensure procurement of ward projects goes on without interference.
Martin Gichinga
Author: Martin Gichinga

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