Busia County Council receives Sh 52 Million for development projects under LATF
Written by Frankline Bwire
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Busia County Council is set to spend Sh 52 million in development projects in the 2012 and 2013 financial year.
According to the clerk of the council Allan Mabuka the funds received under the Local Authority Transfer Fund (LATF) will help facilitate the development of various projects under the council to improve the service delivery to the public.
Mabuka said the projects expected to be undertaken in 18 wards include the renovation of health facilities at a cost of Sh 1.3 million, rehabilitation of rural access roads Sh 18 million and construction of motorbike shades at Sh 1 million.
Others include renovation and maintenance of slaughter houses in Marachi West ward, Butula district at a tune of Sh 4 million, purchase of new land to build more markets at Sh 2 million, and the rehabilitation of water springs in all the wards.
“Most of the projects are ongoing and we expect that they will help improve the service delivery exercise to the public,” he said, speaking to journalists at the council premises.
He said there is a committee under the Local Authority Service Delivery Action Plan that will monitor the use of the funds to ensure transparency and accountability of the projects.
“The committee will ensure projects are completed before money can be paid to the contractors awarded the tenders,” said the clerk.