Highlights of the Uasin Gishu 2019/20 budget.

Finance CECM CPA Julius Rutto on Tuesday presented the 2019/20 FY budget estimates before the County Assembly.

Reading the 8 billion budget, the CEC pointed out how the county intends to distribute the amount across the departments, giving a priority to completing projects that are pending besides funding other critical projects set out by the administration.

Among the biggest beneficiaries of the estimates include the Roads department which has been allocated Shs. 600 million. This is aimed at improving the state of roads by grading and graveling all the county classified roads. Under the same department, Shs. 102 million has been set for culverts installation and bridge construction.

In line with the Governor’s initiative dubbed last pipe connectivity, the water department will also receive a boost by the Shs. 600 million. This will enable the department to establish more dams, piping program, rehabilitating, desilting and sinking of more boreholes.

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Agriculture having initiated programs in the first term of the administration, Inua Mama na Kuku is back, receiving Shs. 15 million, Kijana na acre, on the other hand, receiving Shs. 10 million.

“Mr. speaker sir, to curb the spread of notifiable diseases of Livestock, I propose to allocate a total of Shs. 25 million to the department of agriculture and Livestock Development, to encourage fish farming in Uasin Gishu I have allocated Ksh. 5 Million to the sector,” Read the CPA finalist.

“To boost our basic education Mr, Speaker I have allocated a total of Shs. 111 Million to construct classrooms and other essential installations like the toilets as well as equipping the ECDE centres.” Added the finance boos.

To empower the youths, the department of youths has been allocated Shs. 116 million to improve Vocational centres and another Shs. 130 million for TVET scholarship and bursaries to cushion the needy.

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Health being a crucial service provider has been allocated Shs. 360 million. This will be used to complete infrastructural development in Ziwa, Kapteldon, Kesses and Moiben sub-county hospitals. Another Shs. 219 Million has been proposed to boost drugs supply.

CPA Rutto disclosed that the administration will finance the budget, from Shs. 6.2 Billion from the equitable share, Shs. 1.8 Billion from conditional grants and Shs. 900 Million from the local revenue.

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