Nandi county has unveiled Sh.8 billion budget estimates for the financial year 2018/19, which is Sh.1.3 billion higher than that of the 2017/2018 fiscal year.
Finance executive Mr.Alfred lagat tabled the estimates at the Assembly last week.
Sh. 5 billion has been set aside for recurrent expenditure with Sh. 3 billion of this going salaries and allowances. This represents 12 per cent increase from last years Sh. 4.45 billion. Development projects will get Sh.3 billion. Last year it had Sh. 2.15 billion.
Lagat explained that of the budget Sh. 459 million will be realized from local collections, Sh. 1.4 billion from exchequer balances carried forward, Sh. 5.4 billion equitable share and Sh. 455 million from conditional grants.
The health and sanitation sector received the largest share of Sh. 704 Million (24.1%) followed by Finance and economic planning Sh. 411 Million (14.1%) while Transport and public works was allocated Sh. 335 Million (11.5%).
Other departments include Cooperative development Sh. 231 Million (7.9%) and Youth Sh. 211 Million (7.23%)
The Nandi county Assembly has been allocated Sh. 602 Million- a 2 per cent increase from last year´s Sh. 593 Million.
Governor Sang administration target key projects which are informed by the county government transformational agenda and some flagship projects have been allocated more funds.
Among development projects allocated funds include: Establishment of Milk Processing plant at Mosoriot (Sh. 115Million), Development of Animal Feed Mill (Sh. 30Million), Establishment and Equipping of Textile unit at Kapsabet (Sh 50Million), Acquisition of 20 ambulances ( Sh 50Million) and
Construction of Youth empowerment centre(State of art studio & conference) at Kapsabet ( Sh. 30 million).
Sh165 million for the completion of the ultra-modern county assembly, Establishment of EPZ zone in Chemase (Sh 8Million), Provision of clean water – Extension of Water projects (Ongoing) (Sh 100Million), Construction of ECD Classrooms (Sh 114Million) and A.I Services (breeding services and equipments) (Sh 30Million) are among other notable developments projects captured in the budget estimates.
The 2018-19 budget ignored most of the projects initiated by Governor Sang predecessor Dr. Cleophas lagat. They include the stalled office complex that requires about Sh40 million to complete and the Kipchoge Keino Stadium that requires Sh60 million.
No funds have been allocated for the Nandi county multimillion-shilling headquarters completion. The project was initiated in 2014 by former Governor Cleophas Lagat. It has already consumed about Sh100 million.
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