Members of the Institute of Certified Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) want a proposal to allocate funds to various government departments through BBI to be more elaborate. The ICPAK Western region chairperson Antony Opondo has said it’s improper to generalize the allocation to the vital independent departments including judiciary, “There are various proposals in the BBI report like increase in allocation to County governments from fifteen percent to thirty five percent. We need the same increments on allocations to other places like the judiciary with let’s say two percent of allocation from the national revenue.”
Opondo has also challenged County governments to set aside a certain percentage of their budget for special groups like the disabled to help them tackle challenges that face them in their day-to-day life, “These groups really need assistance and if counties allocate them some funds then that will go along way in helping them deal with some challenges they face and uplift their lives.”
He was speaking at St. Catherine Butula special school in Busia County where he led other ICPAK members including national chairperson Philip Kakai and Busia County convener Violet Musimbi to donate food stuffs and other items worth one hundred thousand shillings to the 270 disabled pupils, “This is part of our Community Social Responsibility and we thought of helping these pupils who face a lot of challenges in life. We are doing the same to another school in Nangina and several others across the Western region.”
The school management led by the head teacher Florence Ndeka Wanjala and chairperson board of management Prof. Christopher Ngacho appreciated the aid from ICPAK saying it will go along way in helping the school.