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Budget: County plans to spend less on projects - 3 months ago, 26 Apr 03:00

Patrick Beja

The county government has proposed to spend about Sh13.4 billion in the next financial year, with wages and health services taking a huge portion of the recurrent expenditure.

In the 2019/2020 financial year, the wage bill will grow to Sh5.3 billion, up from Sh5 billion in the current financial year.

Health services will take Sh3.2 billion, finance and economic planning Sh1.6 billion, transport and infrastructure Sh1.3 billion, waste management Sh1 billion while devolution and public service will be allocated Sh1.1 billion.

Development budget has been slashed to Sh4 billion from Sh4.96 billion in the current financial year, raising eyebrows among residents.

It emerged that the county government was struggling to offer services as wage bill continues to rise.

The county government plans to raise Sh4 billion local revenue in the next financial year, up from Sh3.9 billion in the current financial year.

Speaking at the Tononoka Social Hall during ...
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