|Publisher||Council of Governors (CoG)|
|Year of Publication||2019|
The 2019/2020 Budget is geared towards achieving the County Blue Print of Economicvibrancy and prosperity.This means that County priority programmes and objectives as outlinedin the County Vision have been taken into consideration. Despite so many challenges, CountyGovernment is unwavering in its commitment to stay on course of sound fiscal management inthe face of this challenging environment. The approach of using the expenditure ceiling as afiscal control mechanism, as provided in the Public Finance Management Act No 18 of 2012,serves this purpose well. To achieve the fiscal adjustment necessary, the expenditure level hasbeen reasonably set and further revenue enhancement measures introduced in the 2019/20MTEF period.Over the 2019/20- MTEF period, the budget estimates is KES 14.872 billion, which hasincreased by 2.5 per cent from the 2018/2019 approved budget. During consultations in thebudget preparation process trade-offs in financing different policy objectives were carefullyexamined and culminated in recommendations on how policies, practices and organizationalarrangements would be adjusted in line with the national Treasury Budget Policy Statement andother key policy documents including County Fiscal Strategy Paper- 2019/20 County IntegratedDevelopment Plan of 2018-2022, the Annual Development Plan 2019/20 and the GovernorsManifesto and in a manner consistent with fiscal consolidation.For the 2019/20 MTEF period, the budget has been prepared through the reprioritization ofexisting 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 wage bill.In the case of departments which have in the first term of devolved government spend on nondevolved government functions, the budgets for such functions have been reduced accordingly.Though a ceiling for compensation of employees budgets should be put at 35 percent to adhereto fiscal responsibility requirement as provided by the PFM Act of 2012, this figure hascontinued to rise. Further, development budget expenditure estimates is 47 percent which ishigher than the minimum of 30 percent that is provided in the PFMA 2012 and over the mediumterm.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 term strategicframework.The budget process is managed by the Executive Committee Member for finance, supported bya devoted team. As Finance and Economic Planning team we are grateful for their guidanceand hard work. We are also indebted to the departments chief officers and the BudgetEconomic Forum members for making it happen. The presentation of this budget is the productof all their collective efforts.
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