We’ve en­sured state im­ple­ments 50 res­o­lu­tions, says House team

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament -

More than 50 res­o­lu­tions out of hun­dreds passed by the 11th Par­lia­ment have been im­ple­mented by the Ex­ec­u­tive.

Na­tional Assem­bly Com­mit­tee on Im­ple­men­ta­tion chair­per­son Soipan Tuya said the en­force­ment of the res­o­lu­tions — com­mit­tee re­ports, leg­is­la­tion and pe­ti­tions from MPs and the pub­lic — means the House is no longer a “talk shop”.

“Our duty is to en­sure the Ex­ec­u­tive acts on the res­o­lu­tions of the House for the good of the peo­ple,” The Narok woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive said in the com­mit­tee’s progress re­port. The com­mit­tee’s key role, ac­cord­ing to the stand­ing or­ders, is to fol­low up on the im­ple­men­ta­tion sta­tus of the res­o­lu­tions adopted by the House so it can up­date mem­bers. “These res­o­lu­tions trig­ger the Ex­ec­u­tive to act,” Tuya (pic­tured) said.

The res­o­lu­tions acted on in­clude the Sh600 mil­lion al­lo­ca­tion in this year’s bud­get for hir­ing po­lice re­servists in arid and semi- arid lands such as Turkana and West Pokot. The al­lo­ca­tion will help re­view the terms and con­di­tions for the KPR of­fi­cers, who play a key com­pli­men­tary role to the main­stream se­cu­rity sys­tem.

The com­mit­tee has en­sured Sh80 mil­lion was al­lo­cated for live­stock in­surance pol­icy in 2014-15, Sh300 mil­lion for 2015-16 and Sh500 mil­lion for the cur­rent fi­nan­cial year. In Jan­uary, pay­outs were made in Wa­jir to 275 farm­ers from Diff and Butte di­vi­sions. They ben­e­fit­ted to the tune of Sh3.5 mil­lion. The cur­rent bud­get al­lows zero- rat­ing of an­i­mal feeds to en­able farm­ers en­joy higher re­turns on their in­vest­ments.

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