Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru accused the county’s MCAs of frustrating the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic following a dispute over the county’s supplementary budget.
Waiguru declined amendments to the supplementary budget, made by the MCAs, which are supposed to incorporate funds for the fight against COVID-19.
The MCAs re-allocated Sh100 million initially for Kerugoya Hospital complex project and another Sh30 million initially for fuel to ward-based projects.
According to Waiguru, the budget was supposed to include Sh20 million as an allocation for efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
The governor blamed the MCAs for revising the budget at the expense of residents.
“We had presented supplementary budget to accommodate funds to help in the management of Covid-19 but now the MCAs have become a stumbling block by introducing amendments in the budget to allocate more funds to themselves,” Waiguru said.
Waiguru labeled the reallocation as impractical and illegal as the funds originally factored in this financial year’s budget had been significantly utilized.
“The move taken by the MCAs is rather unfortunate and is meant to hamper the fight against Covid-19 pandemic.”
Kirinyaga is one of 36 counties in the country to register at least one confirmed COVID-19 case.
Source(s): Daily Nation
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