MCA Mbae reveals why wards’ development is derailed

Kabazi ward MCA Dr.Peter Mbae has decried the low development budget being channelled to wards.

In a statement to newsrooms on Friday,Mbae said such has continued to derail development.

Mbae who is also a member of Budget committee at the County assembly of Nakuru revealed that this year’s development budget to wards was sh816m which is lower than the previous financial year that had sh1.5b.

He added that this year the wards’ projects have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as all gears were shifted towards the same.

The vocal Kabazi ward MCA also attributes the negative impact on projects in wards to the fact that the county has not been able to collect up to sh700m  in terms of revenue.

In addition,the county government of Nakuru has been spending sh450m per month to pay staff due to the inherited staff from national Goverment and former Regional headquarters.

The MCA is now worried that if the trend continues then there shall be no development realization in wards.

“I’m afraid with this trend,we might suffer when it comes to development in future” he said.

It is for this reason that Mbae has continued to agitate balance in revenue allocation formula.

He says the Senators must consider the 2019 data on population to ensure equity.

“It’s not about equality but equity and that’s why we are saying let the Senate consider the 2019 data on population so that counties get what they are required to get” he said.

Mbae adds that if the 2019 census report will not be used then some counties will continue to suffer.


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