DEVELOPMENT SHARE AUGMENTED AS THE COUNTY IS SET TO ADDRESS FOOD SCARCITY.
Kajiado County Assembly has passed the 2018/19 budget estimates of shs.9,514,040,462 as presented by the County Executive Committee in charge of finance, Michael Semera. The budget estimates is increased from Sh.6,234,157,864 in last financial year.
The County Assembly lauded the CEC finance for increasing the development budget from 30 percent to 34 percent for the purpose of improving the livelihoods of the people. Kajiado County Assembly Speaker, Hon. Johnson Osoi, said the budget had unique features that will go a long way in seeing larger population of Kajiado benefit.
“This budget has the public at heart with unique ways of addressing the various challenges like food scarcity and improving the development allocation upwards which is key,” said Hon. Johnson Osoi.
“We are scaling up food production to fight continuous famine in the County by introducing household agricultural production. We are also revamping livestock production by allocating sh.96million for the purpose of hay production, ” said Michael Semera, adding that the allocation for livestock pegged for sh26million will be used to support dairy farming across the County.
The CEC finance also said that to tap into local youth talent the government has allocated whooping sh.30million to help in completion of the Ngong Stadium. He said youth and women have also been allocated sh.15million for the purpose of supporting their economic ventures.
Semera assured the Assembly that revenue collection will be scaled to sh1.58billion.
“We call for efficient implementation and fairness in award of contracts, the companies considered need to be properly supervised and deliver as required for the sake of the people, that is what is considered development,” said Hon Moses Saoyo Kusero.
Hon. Onesmus Ngogoyo lauded the CEC finance for increasing the development allocation to 47 per cent up from 30 per cent.