In Summary
  • The proposal law provides a mechanism for identification of priority projects in each ward through public participation.

A proposed law that would unlock Sh21.8 billion funding for wards across the country inched closer to being enacted after it sailed through the First Reading in the Senate.

The Senate Finance and Budget Committee has now invited the public to give their views on the County Wards Development Equalisation Bill, 2018.

The bill aims at ensuring equity in distribution of resources.

The team will on Wednesday hold a public meeting at County Hall to collect views on the bill, a brainchild of Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata.

The proposed law also seeks to promote decentralised development through a uniform development kitty for each ward to run specific, devolved projects.

To achieve this, Mr Kang’ata’s proposed law wants to establish a fund through which at least eight per cent of the annual revenue will be allocated to respective counties.

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