Government through the Ministry of Finance and Planning is working on a booklet that will offer guidelines on matters Counties and Planning.
Principal Secretary State Department for Planning Saitoti Torome says the booklet is at final stages.
Speaking in Nakuru over the weekend during a workshop with representatives from departments, Saitoti revealed that the booklet is a brain child of various stakeholders in the Finance sector both from governmental and non-governmental.
He noted that the booklet is key especially to the devolved units of governments adding that counties will now have ease in handling matters financial planning and the coming up with County Integrated Development Plan.
“We started this journey sometime back and we are happy that we are almost finalizing the booklet so that it can be launched to aid the counties on matters financial planning|” said Torome.
The booklet which will be launched early next year, financial experts point out that will be key in aiding the new county officials once in office hence seal the gap that has always been experienced in the past.
Benson Kimani from Directorate of Economic Planning says the counties for the first time will have an aid manual when it comes to financial planning.
“This is a key step in matters financial planning and we hope once the booklet is launched, the counties will embrace the same” he said.
Similar sentiments echoed by Ms Maureen Kenga from the Department Coast Region.
According to her, apart from the County officials, the booklet once launched can be used by citizens, as well as the County assembly members in monitoring matters finance.
“The booklet can be used by citizens as well as county assembly members especially on monitoring financial expenditure” said Kenga.