Counties engineering 2020/21 budgets to fit into economic stimulus plan-Oparanya

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Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya
Kakamega Governor and Council of Governors chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya

Council of Governors chairperson and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya has revealed that in preparation for the post Covid-19 world, Counties are reviewing their CIDPs and development plans, and engineering their 2020/2021 bufgets to fit into the economic stimulus programme which was released by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He said Counties have also reallocated a combined total of Kshs 6.1 billion to the Covid-19 emergency fund in their various supplementary budgets. He was speaking at State House during the 57th Madaraka day fete that brought together few invited leaders.

The Kakamega Governor affirmed that all the 47 County governments are ready to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and that other healthcare services in the Counties haven’t been affected by the epidemic, “To ensure other health services are not interrupted we have taken safeguards to protect other patients from being exposed to the virus in these facilities,” he said.

Oparanya added that several Kenyans have been affected by floods, landslides and other tragedies recently and that despite the national and County governments coming together in response, most of the affected Counties need further assistance from the national economic stimulus programme to get lives back on track.