|Publisher||Council of Governors (CoG)|
|Year of Publication||2020|
This County Fiscal Strategy paper for the FY 2020/2021 re-emphasizes the transformativeeconomic agenda and structural reforms that have been implemented by the Siaya CountyGovernment. This Economic Transformation Agenda includes; (i) social transformationthrough investment in healthcare services, education, youth, culture and social services; (ii)transformation of county infrastructure, housing, energy and communication throughInvestment in road network and ICT services; (iii) agricultural and industrial transformationfor improved food security through investment in crop production, fisheries and livestockproduction and (iv) improvement of governance and administration through investment indevolution structures for effective service deliveryIn the year preceding 2020/21, progress was made in: food self-sufficiency and security;health and sanitation; water; markets and enterprise development; cooperatives development;early childhood education and vocational training; and other devolved functions as specifiedin Part II of the 4th Schedule of the Constitution.In Fiscal Strategy Paper 2020 the county has adopted a deliberate strategy to ensure that, allprojects previously completed but are not functional are operationalized and on-going andincomplete projects are prioritized for completion and operationalization. In addition, newdevelopment interventions will also be considered for funding based on information obtainedfrom various stakeholders through public participation and priorities based on the Countytransformative agenda.The county will also make deliberate efforts to invest in agriculture, livestock and fisheriesdevelopment to ensure it plays its critical role in food self-sufficiency and security throughenhanced extension services, mechanization and provision of improved inputs. In healthsector, the county will continue equipping the existing facilities and operationalize completedones to improve accessibility to quality healthcare and invest in universal healthcare services.In roads and public works sector, the county will seek to improve accessibility throughgrading, gravelling, construction of bridges and tarmacking. Improved accessibility willthereby contribute immensely in enterprise development, value addition, job creation andreduction in poverty. The county will also seek to strengthen socio-economic developmentthrough investment in culture and heritage, early childhood education, vocational training,water, strengthening of decentralized structures (sub-county, ward and villageadministration), gender and right-based development interventions and strengthening of its FISCAL STRATEGY PAPER 20204own source revenue base and human resource capacity. It is expected that these interventionswill contribute immensely to the improvement of livelihoods, hence the theme of the Paper,Transforming Siaya through Socio-Economic Empowerment, Agribusiness andInfrastructure Development. These interventions are aligned to the national agenda of TheBig Four and international commitments of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) andagenda 2063 of the African union. The interventions when implemented will aimed atincreasing the size and share of the county gross domestic product (GDP).
|Tags||siaya, fiscal, strategy, paper, 2020, siaya-fiscal-strategy-paper-2020, Public Finance|