Don’t cling to county roles, min­istry told

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament -

A par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee on Fi­nance yes­ter­day ex­pressed con­cern that some pro­grammes un­der the De­vo­lu­tion min­istry are in­ter­fer­ing with de­volved func­tions. The Na­tional Assem­bly Fi­nance com­mit­tee, chaired by Subukia MP Nel­son Gaichuhie, urged the min­istry to leave some roles, in­clud­ing slum clean­ing done by the NYS, to the coun­ties. “There’s a big mess in the min­istry. There’s con­fu­sion and Kenyans don’t un­der­stand what de­volved func­tions are,” Kisumu woman rep­re­sen­ta­tive Rose Nya­munga said. Butere MP An­drew To­boso said pro­grammes such as con­struc­tion of dams should be left to the coun­ties. The min­istry re­quested mil­lions of shillings for the pro­grammes. The com­mit­tee raised the mat­ter dur­ing the hear­ing of the min­istry’s Sh52.16 bil­lion bud­get pro­posal for the 2017-18 fi­nan­cial year.

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