|Publisher||Council of Governors (CoG)|
|Year of Publication||2020|
The 2020/2021Budget is geared towards achieving the County Blue Print of Economicvibrancy and prosperity.This means that County priority programmes and objectives asoutlined in the County Integrated Development Plan have been taken into consideration.Despite so many challenges, County Government is unwavering in its commitment to stay oncourse of sound fiscal management in the face of the challenging environment. The Countyhas used expenditure ceiling approach as a fiscal control mechanism, as provided in the PublicFinance Management Act No 18 of 2012.. To achieve the fiscal adjustment necessary, theexpenditure level has been reasonably set and further revenue enhancement measures putplace in the 2020/21 Financial Year.The Budget estimates for FY 2020/21 is KES 15.482 billion, whichhas increased by 4.11 percent from FY 2019/2020 approved budget. During consultations in the budget preparationprocess trade-offs in financing different policy objectives were carefully examined andculminated in recommendations on how policies, practices and organizational arrangementswould be adjusted in line with the national Treasury Budget Policy Statement and other keypolicy documents including County Integrated Development Plan of 2018-2022, the AnnualDevelopment Plan 2020/21 and the Governors Manifesto and in a manner consistent withfiscal consolidation.For the 2020/21- 2022/23 MTEF period, budget has been prepared through the prioritizationof existing funding within the expenditure ceiling, with movements away from areas of lowerpriority to key priorities areas. Service intensive departments received substantial funding forcompensation of employees, owing to spending pressures related to the rising County wagebill. Though a ceiling for compensation ofemployees budgets should be capped at 35 percentto adhere to fiscal responsibility requirement as provided by the PFM Act of 2012, this figurehas continued to rise. Further, development budget expenditure estimates is 44 percent whichis higher than the minimum of 30 percent that is provided in the PFMA 2012 and over themedium term.The financial information and key performance indicator in the County budget Estimates,provides the County Assembly and the public with the information to hold the Countygovernment of Kakamega accountable against its outcomes, set out in its medium termstrategic framework.The budget process is managed bythe Executive Committee Member for finance, supportedby a devoted team. As Finance and Economic Planning team we are grateful for theirguidance and hard work. We are also indebted to the departments chief officers and theBudget Economic Forum members for making it happen. The presentation of this budget isthe product of all their collective efforts.
|Tags||kakamega, for, financial, year, 2020, 2021, june, 2020, kakamega-for-financial-year-2020-2021-june-2020, Public Finance|
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