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Publisher Council of Governors (CoG)
Year of Publication 2018
County Kakamega

Kakamega County has witnessed significant improvement in socio-economic andfiscal development since the inception of devolution. After a slow start of devolutionthat was coupled with so many challenges, the County can now boast of manydevelopment activities which have stimulated the economic growth being witnessedso far.Despite the growth, poverty and unemployment still remain major challenges.However, with decisive and firm action being implemented in accountable andtransparent manner, the County can speed up the pace of economic growth andaccelerate massive transformation. This transformation will enable the county toexpand job market and wealth creation.The implementation of the 2017/18 budget faced some challenges. Among thenotable challenges was prolonged electioneering period which affected expenditureoutturns and revenue collection. There was also unpredictable and delayeddisbursement of funds from the national government.Despite the many challenges encountered, the County achieved tremendousdevelopment milestones that include, upgrading of gravel roads to bitumenstandards, construction of gravel roads, continued upgrading of Bukhungu stadium tointernational standards, the on-going construction of state-of-art County Teachingand Referral Hospital and two level IV hospitals in Shinyalu and Mumias West,upgrading of market infrastructure to create an enabling environment for business tothrive, provision of subsidized agricultural inputs to improve food security,development of a County Water Master Plan to guide investment in the Water sectoramong others. These initiatives have greatly improved attractiveness of the Countythat made us host the 5th Annual Devolution Conference and several sportingactivities including the annual CECAFA tournament.This County Budget Review and Outlook Paper (CBROP) which is prepared inaccordance with the Public Financial Management Act, 2012 section 118, presentsthe recent economic developments and actual fiscal performance of the FY2017/2018 and makes comparisons to the budget appropriations for the samefinancial year.

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