Nakuru residents urged to fully participate in budget process

Nakuru county residents have been challenged to fully be part of the county budget process. Speaking during a zoom meeting on the essence of public participation in matters budget,Francis Shinali from Nakuru Residents Association said citizens’ participation is key. The online meeting with community members was organized by Nakuru based Reproductive health Youth Friendly Environment (RHYFE) in partnership with KELIN Kenya to sensitize citizens on importance of participating to ensure adequate allocation towards  development in various sectors amon them reproductive health services. He said,the effectiveness of the whole budget process…

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Citizens want public participation on budget done online due to COVID-19 

Leaders of Nakuru Civilian Oversight Initiative Caucus have threatened to move to High Court if the County government will fail to incorporate citizens’ views in the 2020/2021 Budget process.  Laban Musundi Nanzushi and John Ndung’u Muthoni while noting that public gatherings have been banned due to covid-19, called on the county government of Nakuru to ensure online platforms are utilized. The duo say this will ensure public participation to collect views and feedback from the public in the entire budget process.  Through a letter to the County Ministry of Finance and Planning copied to County Assembly of Nakuru and Director of Budget, the two citizens are calling on the county to ensure…

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Nakuru MCAs adopt Sh 21.3 billion budget with health getting giant share

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…

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County boosts Wards development by additional 20 million shillings

The county government of Nakuru has boosted wards development through additional 20 million shillings to each of the 55 wards. This was revealed on Thursday as residents of various wards in Nakuru County held public participation courtesy of the County Government where residents had opportunity to air their last voice on the various projects before approval. In Biashara ward, Nakuru East sub county residents gathered at the Old Town Hall in Nakuru town where they discussed various issues on projects before approving the same. Addressing media after the forum, the…

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