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White Smoke At Last Counties To Receive 321 Billion In 2019/2020 Budget

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BY ALLAN OTIENO

 

The County government will now   get  shillings 321 billion this financial year if senators and MPs adopt a resolution of the Treasury, Council of Governors and the speakers of the two houses .

Acting Treasury CS Ukur Yatani, Council of Governors  chairman Wycliffe Oparanya ,senate speaker  Ken Lusaka and Justin Muturi  speaker National Assembly  agreed on the amount to end the prolonged standoff over the Division of Revenue Bill, 2019.

The deal was reached a day before a mediation team appointed by the Senate and the National Assembly to resolve the impasse meets today.

This comes  hours before the mediation team from both the national assembly and senate begin  talks  to resolve the prolonged stalemate that’s has plunge  counties into financial crisis.

Speakers of both houses,CoG and treasury  have been meeting frequently to solve the matter.

President Uhuru Kenyatta have been firm on the  Division of Revenue Bill, 2019 saying his government has no more additional cash for the devolved units.

‘‘Lets  share what we have  and do development but is not proper for us  to argue  and demand for that’s  is not there .’’ President said  last week.

Both Houses are now expected to pass the 321 billion proposal bill before treasury releases funds to the county.

 

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