Bungoma County assembly passes Kshs 11.9 billion budget

Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati
Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati

The Bungoma county assembly has passed the County’s budget estimates of Kshs 11.9 billion for the financial year 2020/2021 to, among other roles, facilitate development projects in different sectors of the County.

The chairman of the parliamentary budget committee Mr. Jack Wambulwa said that among the prioritized allocations include additional allocation to be County’s wards amounting to Kshs 20 million. He argued that by adding more cash to the wards, it will help to propel more development projects to benefit the common mwananchi.

He urged different departments of the County to release a clear list of workers in those particular departments to help lock out ghost workers who consume millions of shillings in the County without rendering services.

Jane Cheparenger, a nominated MCA, urged the Bungoma parliamentary budget committee to allocate a bigger share to the agricultural sector. She said Bungoma County depends more on agricultural produce like maize, sugarcane, among others.

In the recent past, the Bungoma County government has been on the spot for allocating almost three quarters of its financial budget on expenditures like salaries for workers and debts at the expense of development projects across the County.