|Publisher||Council of Governors (CoG)|
|Year of Publication||2013|
One of the most significant changes introduced to Kenyas national governance frameworkunder the new constitutional dispensation is 47 new county governments with significantresponsibilities in agriculture, health, trade, roads, county planning and other functions beingdevolved to the county level. The Constitution of Kenya 2010, the Kenya Vision 2030 and itsMedium Term Plans, the County Development Profile (CDP) provided the foundation for thepreparation of the first County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) for Tana River Countythat will be used in the allocation of scarce resources to priority programmes and projects.The Kenya Vision 2030 is the countrys development blueprint covering the period 2008 to2030. It aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income countryproviding a high quality life to all its citizens by the year 2030. The Vision is based on threepillars: Economic, Social and Political Pillar. The pillars are supported by key enablers andmacro foundations of the Vision. For each of the Pillars and the key enablers and macrofoundations, priority sectors have been identified to drive the aspirations of the Vision. TheVision has also identified a number of flagship projects to be implemented across the countryfor all sectors. It is envisaged that the County Governments will identify Vision 2030 flagshipprojects and programmes that will be implemented at county level and work with the nationalgovernment to ensure these are realized.Since the promulgation of the Constitution in 2010, several laws on devolution have beenenacted including: The urban Areas and Cities Act, 2011, the County Governments Act, 2012,the Transition to Devolved Government Act, 2012, the Intergovernmental Relations Act, 2012and the Public Finance Management Act, 2012, the National Government coordinating Act,2012, and the County Governments Public Finance Management Transition Act, 2013.The County Governments Act, 2012 and Public Finance Management Act, 2012 require everycounty to prepare a County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) upon which utilization offunds earmarked for the counties will be expended.The County government is composed of the County Executive and County Assembly. TheCounty Executive is expected to supervise the administration and delivery of services to4citizens as well as conceptualize and implement policies and county legislation. The CountyAssembly is a legislative organ and will play an oversight role over the Executive. The CountyGovernments are required to prepare Integrated Development Plans to enable prioritization oflocal socio-economic development issues. The County Government responsibilities andfunctions are specifically spelt out under the Fourth Schedule of the Constitution.The Commission on Revenue Allocation will make recommendation for equitable sharing ofrevenues raised nationally between the national and the county Governments; and sharing ofrevenue among the county Governments.The preparation of the CIDP, which was purely as per the Ministry of Devolution and Planningguidelines, was a participatory process that involved various stakeholders namely county andnational government officers, community members, private sector, Public BenefitOrganizations (PBOs), civil society organizations and other development partners. Theidentification of the projects and programs in the CIDP also involved various publicconsultative forums held at ward level. The views collected in the forums were consolidated bythe County Planning Unit and subjected to the stakeholders for validation. Subsequently thedocument was handed over to the County Executive for onward forwarding to the CountyAssembly for approval and adoption.The County Integrated Development Plan is a five year blue print that highlights the socioeconomic challenges faced by the County, strategies for resources mobilization, projects andprogrammes to be implemented to address the socio-economic challenges.
|Tags||tana, river, county, first, county, integrated, development, plan, july, 2013, june, 2018, 2013-2017 Tana River County CIDP, Public Finance|