In Summary
  • The impasse had crippled financial operations at Kisumu County.
  • The MCAs pushed through the demand for allocations towards development in their wards.
  • The assembly also allocated Sh4 million for each ward and a further Sh65 million for the governor's scholarship.

Kisumu MCAs have finally approved the 2019/2020 Sh10.2 billion budget.

This followed hours of negotiations between MCAs and the executive on Wednesday.

The impasse had crippled financial operations at Kisumu County.

Following the deliberations, MCAs convened a special sitting on Thursday where the budget was approved.

The negotiating team included Speaker Onyango Oloo, Majority Leader Kenneth Onyango, Minority Leader Philemon Ajuok, Chief Whip Gard Olima and the Deputy Speaker Roy Samo.

WARD DEVELOPMENT

It was a win-win situation after MCAs pushed through the demand for allocations towards development in their wards.

In the budget report as tabled before the House by Budget Committee chairperson Judith Ogaga on Thursday, 21 wards were allocated Sh45 million each for development. Previous estimates had allocated each ward Sh4 million

"The 14 wards within the city will get Sh40 million each owing to the many grants they get from donor funding," said Mrs Ogaga.

The assembly also allocated Sh4 million for each ward and a further Sh65 million for the governor's scholarship. The MCAs also allocated Sh230 million for assembly development.

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