|Publisher||Council of Governors (CoG)|
|Year of Publication||2018|
This 2018 County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP), is prepared according to the requirements stipulated byPublic Finance Management (PFM) Act 2012; section 117. It adheres to the provisions ofElgeyoMarakwet County Equitable Development Act (EDA), 2015 and aligns the county priorities withthose of the national government as stated in the 2017 Budget Policy Statement (BPS). These priorityprograms, are to be implemented under the 2018/192020/21 Financial Years Medium-TermExpenditure Framework (MTEF).The CFSP is the fifth CFSP to be prepared since the inception of County Government of ElgeyoMarakwetin 2013.This CFSP forms the transition from first generation County IntegratedDevelopment Plan (CIDP)2013-2017 and second generation CIDP 2018-2022.It aims to consolidate the gains already realized andlays the foundation for the next five-year period and the years ahead; over-arching goal beingimprovement of livelihoods of ElgeyoMarakwet County residents and realization of sustainable socioeconomic development.The CIDP 2018-2022 is a representation of EMC residents voice. Initial stages of its preparation involvedextensive consultations with various stakeholders, through different participation forums. These forumswere; consultative meetings for all sectors that formed Sector Working Groups (SWGs), county leadersmeetings, donor and investors round tables, citizens public participation forums and countyprofessionals forums. Inputs were also received from memorandum submissions by individuals andinterest groups based on shared templates through the various feedback channels.Project prioritization, which was arrived at during the preparation of 2018/19 Annual Development Plan2018/19 (ADP), also relied on the same process. These two documents, CIDP and ADP, majorly informedthe considerations that led to the eventual development of this CFSP.It outlines fiscal priorities and setsthe sector ceilings of 2018/19 budgetary allocation. These priorities are further geared towards theachievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2015.In financial year 2017/18, the county structure was reorganized, in line with governors strategicinterventions, as per PFM Act 2012 provisions. This was done to ensure synergy and efficientmobilization and allocation of resources. Departments were grouped together to form sub-sectors andconsequently, sub-sectors formed sectors. At total of five sectors were formed. These are: PublicAdministration and Governance; Health, Water and Sanitation ;Infrastructure; Productive and EconomicSector; and Social Protection and Empowerment.Public Administration and Governance sector contains Office of the Governor, Public ServiceManagement and Administration, Finance and Economic Planning, County Public Service Board andCounty Assembly sub-sectors/departments. Health, Water and Sanitation sector, on the other hand, ismade of Health and Sanitation and Water, Environment, Lands, Natural Resources and Climate Changeare the two sub-sectors/departments while Infrastructure sector is composed of roads, transport, publicworks and energy sub-sectors/departments. Productive and Economic Sector has Agriculture andIrrigation, Livestock and Cooperatives development and Tourism, Wildlife, Culture, Trade and Industry iv | P a g edevelopment sub-sectors/departments. Lastly, Social Protection and Empowerment is made of Sports,Youth, ICT, Social Services and Education and Technical Training sub-sectors/departments.To achieve set targets, the County Government shall continue to invest in the following key sectoralareas; Infrastructure, Productive and Economic sector, quality and affordable healthcare and socioeconomic empowerment of special interest groups.EDA, 2015 sets the basis upon which development expenditures are distributed to achieve social equityacross the county. However, the EDA parameters, which guide the budget allocation, attach minimalweight to flagship and county wide projects even though these projects are capital intensive. This leadsto delays in completion of the projects, because the implementation is dragged across several budgetcycles. It is important to consider such development concerns, which cut across the county, that arecurrently not addressed by EDA 2015.Development expenditure will focus on improving livelihoods of the county citizens. Investments oninfrastructure will focus on construction and expansion of road network. This will help in opening ofrural areas and enhancing ease of access across the county. Other considerable allocations will enableincreased irrigation and improving agricultural production and productivity, through tapping into variousvalue chains including dairy and cash crops. Other development priorities involve huge allocations tohealth, water and sanitation sector. Concerning tapping into human capital, investments will be directedtowards Education, Sports and ICT. These are expected to be on the lead in ensuring that the countyachieves development goals and sustainable socio-economic growth.The CFSP also strives to ensure that the countys revenue base will continue to be enhanced andexpenditure streamlined to ensure prudent financial management and further lead to wealth andemployment creation in the county. To achieve efficiency, the pace of public expenditure growth will bemoderated, while accelerating the delivery of quality services at the same time. One of the challengesfacing recurrent budget is the implications of implementing health care workers Collective BargainingAgreement (CBA), Salaries Remuneration Commission (SRC) harmonization of public service salaries andcontinuous mandatory annual increments in salaries.This document has four sections. Section one highlights the justification of the document and details thelegal framework for the CFSP. Section two highlights recent economic developments on the global andnational levels. Section three discusses the fiscal and budget framework that will inform the budgetaryprocess. Section four outlines the sector and departmental ceilings for the Medium-Term ExpenditureFramework (MTEF) Period. Lastly, the Annexes section contains documentation that was used in thepreparation County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP), 2018.
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