The County assembly on Tuesday afternoon adopted a 21.3 Billion shillings budget for 2019/2020 financial year.
Addressing media after the session, Budget and appropriation Committee chairman who is also Naivasha’s Biashara Ward MCA Joel Karuri said the budget for 2019/2020 has the interests of citizens.
This is due to the several public participation forums that were held in various sub counties in Nakuru County.In the budget, the health docket has had the giant share with 6.6 billion shillings which translates to 31% of the total budget.
Infrastructure sector has been allocated 2.5 billion shillings which translates to 11.9% while agriculture has been allocated 1.1 billion shillings which translates to 5.5%.
The Budget will also see more ECDE teachers employed as well as enable promotion of nurses in Nakuru County.Development will consume 10.5 billion shillings while wages will consume 10.7 billion shillings under the budget.
“In this budget we have focused on projects that will help improve the lives of the citizens” said the Budget and appropriation Committee chairman.
Sentiments echoed by Majority leader and MCA for Elementaita Moses Kamau Ndung’u who assured Nakuru residents that the budget will see transformation in society.
He added that in coming up with the budget, the county assembly of Nakuru considered the Big 4 agenda of the national government.
“As a county assembly we have considered the Big 4 agenda of the Jubilee Government in coming up with this budget that has been adopted” he said.
The Majority leader also lauding the Nakuru County MCAs for doing away with foreign trips in order to focus on development.
He also called on the Members of Parliament to join Governors and Senators in the fight for more funds to the counties so that development can be realized.
“As assembly we did away with the foreign trips so that money can be channeled down to grassroot for development. We are also calling on the MPs to support the Senators and Governors on pushing for more funds at grassroot” said MCA Ndung’u.
PHOTO/Nakuru County assembly website:Nakuru County assembly building.