Nakuru County Youth and Governance Chairman Daniel Kimani has proposed the formation of a County Steering Committee on utilization of the COVID-19 budget.
In an interview, Kimani says the approved formation of ward level committees by the County assembly of Nakuru is a nice idea but then there should be a county steering committee in place to oversight the ward committees.
He says the County Steering Committee will also allow ward committee to utilize the ward money after going through the proposal, besides allowing the procurement of essential goods are done according to the said law.
According to Kimani, the County Steering Committee will also ensure the COVID-19 fund set aside in the budget is well utilized and for the intended purpose and for the target group in society.
“There should be County Steering Committee to oversight the ward committees on matters COVID-19” he said.
The Nakuru County Youth and Governance leader has also proposed a composition of the County Steering Committee on COVID-19 budget where the Governor will be the patron.
Other members as per the proposal include CECM Finance, CECM Health, and Chief Officer for disaster Management, County Youth leader, County Women Leader, PWDs, Religious leader County Commissioner, County Police commander, and Minority Representative.
He says with the composition, then the County government of Nakuru will be able to reach to the expected group up to the village level.