News Categories: Finance and Economic Planning

05 Jul
By: Phoebe Jeruto 2 0

STRENGTHENING MONITORING AND EVALUATION FOR EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF COUNTY PROJECTS

The County department of Finance and Economic Planning through its monitoring and evaluation unit has always been monitoring the performance and progress of all the projects undertaken by the county government. It does this on quarterly basis so as to ensure continuity and accomplishment of the planned projects and programs.

With the close of the financial year, the department is set to evaluate the status of projects for FY 2018/2019. According to the CO for Economic Planning, Felix Sambu, the department together with consultants from AHADI Kenya are working on a tool that would help in systematic tracking of the implementation process and measuring the outputs.

Speaking during the monitoring and evaluation tool formulation exercise, the County Secretary, Dr. Francis Sang pointed out the tool will give a proper framework in making Monitoring and evaluation successful and for development of result oriented reports.

The citizens should therefore expect improved performance by the departments and all other stakeholders in project implementation and efficient delivery of services.

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02 Jul
By: Remmy Butia 0 0

RESIDENTS URGED TO REGISTER THEIR PLOTS AND PAY LAND RATES

Nandi residents have been urged to register their plots and pay land rates to the County Government.

Addressing a stakeholders forum that brought together residents and Baraton Business Community at Baraton trading center, Trade and Industrialization CEC Jacob Tanui, his Finance counterpart CPA Alfred Lagat and Trade Chief Officer Feisal Mohammed said that the County Government of Nandi will soon start mapping both registered and unregistered business plots in Nandi in a bid to increase revenues from land rates.

Finance & Economic Planning CECM CPA Alfred Lagat addressing Baraton business community

At the forum, the public was also sensitized over the Kapsabet Municipality, Baraton being part of it. Kapsabet town received a charter as a Municipality. The municipality is directly involved in the development activities within its boundaries.

The Trade and Industrialization CEC Jacob Tanui expressed concern that majority of Nandi residents evade land rate payments and revenue, a trend that he termed as unfortunate.

The stakeholders forum was part of a series of public engagement forums held for various opinion leaders to enhance collection of revenues, tax, land rates and land registration in Nandi County.

Finance and Economic Planning CEC CPA Alfred Lagat urged members of the public to desist from cash payment and pay their parking fees, single business permits, advertisements, land rates, daily market cess through Paybill Number or Account Numbers provided.

The Chief Officer for Trade Feisal Mohammed who was also present emphasized the importance of land registrations and payment of land rates.

Land owners are asked to pay for their land rates on time to avoid accummulation of debt and penalties that come through.

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20 Jun
By: Cornelius Kipkoech 0 5

2019/2020 BUDGET PRESENTED TO THE COUNTY ASSEMBLY

The County Executive Committee Member For Finance and Economic Planning CPA Alfred Lagat on Thursday Presented Ksh 8,133,676,476 2019/2020 Budget estimates at the County Assembly of Nandi.

Recurrent expenditure in this 2019/20 budget estimates amounts to Kshs. 4.6 Billion translating to 57% of the total revenue, composed of the Personnel Emoluments amounting to Kshs. 3.135 Billion which translates to 39% of the total budget estimates while 18% goes to the Operations and Maintenance amounting to Kshs.1.5 Billion.

Development expenditure as per these budget estimates amounts to Kshs. 3.493Billion translating to 43% of the Total Revenue which is above the 30% threshold, hence complying with the Public Finance Management Act 2012.

The departments with high budgetary allocations this financial year include; Health and Sanitation with 32.1%, Agriculture and cooperative development 11.8%, Administration public service and
E-government 9.0%, Lands, environment and natural resources 7.9% Transport and Infrastructure with 6.9%.

Additionally, the County Assembly has in this budget been allocated 10.4% of the total budget where Ksh. 200,250,000 is allocated as development to facilitate the completion of the County Assembly Complex.

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17 Jun
By: Kipsaro Boit 0 0

JUKUMU LANGU HANDBOOK FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION UNVEILED IN NANDI

Responsible citizens have to be aware of their roles in governance both at the county and national level. Now that public participation in government processes is anchored in the constitution, it is only fitting that Kenyans embrace the civic duty as it will help bring about better governance.

Participants at the Jukumu Langu Handbook Launch

 

As a way of creating awareness among citizens about their role in county governance, the State Department of Devolution, the Council of Governors (CoG), Ahadi Consultancy and the County Government of Nandi have launched the JUKUMU LANGU handbook at Kapsabet. The publication seeks to demystify public participation by elaborating the relevant areas of engagement. in all the three arms of government at the national level and the two devolved arms at county level. At the county level, the handbook comprehensively explores the department of finance and economic planning, where it explains the budget making process, p, planning, procurement, planning, overseeing the budget implementation among other things, and the corresponding citizen’s role in each of them.

 

Chief Officer in Charge of Economic Planning, Mr. Felix Sambu

 

Speaking at the function, the chief officer Economic Planning Mr Felix Sambu urged Nandi residents to get themselves a copy of the handbook so that that they can read and and understand their role in government processes. He noted that the county is in the budget making process, hence the handbook came at the right time. On the mode of distribution of the copies, he said that the county government will use sub-county and ward officials.
Residents who spoke applauded the publication and urged everyone living in the county to get a copy so that no more chaos is involved in their dealings with government.

Participants at the Jukumu Langu Handbook Launch

 

Wananchi remain at the center of the county government’s transformation agenda. JUKUMU LANGU is one more step towards the full realization of that goal.
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02 May
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0 0

COUNTY ADOPTS ‘CIMES’ FOR THE SUCCESSFUL REALIZATION OF COUNTY OBJECTIVES

The Constitution of Kenya requires adherence to principles of good governance and transparency in all areas of service delivery through monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs and projects.

County Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation system(CIMES), which replicates the National Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System by the National Treasury and Planning, is a tool that guides the Counties in the effective Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E) of County policies, programs and projects for the realization of the objectives. It therefore help in assessing the status and progress of projects and programs thus resulting in timely achievement of the set targets.

Today, the County department of Finance and Economic Planning together with the State Department of Planning held a stakeholders meeting on successful and effective implementation of CIMES in the County. Among the stakeholders were: County Government Officials, Deputy County Commisioner,National Government officials, MCAs in the Budget and appropriation committee, Representatives of Women, Youth, PWDs and Economists from the National Treasury and Planning.

The economists from National Treasury and Planning lead by Richard Munyithia and Elizabeth Wamalwa were able to give guidelines for implementation of CIMESand also review the county status on Monitoring and evaluation.

While speaking during the event, The Deputy Governor, Dr. Yulita Cheruiyot said that M&E is key in successful implementation of county function as well measuring performance. She therefore called upon the departments to follow the guidelines articulated in CIMES and ensure result oriented and timely completion of projects.

The Chief Officer for Economic Planning, Felix Sambu, who was also in the forum pointed out the department’s great focus in the successful implementation of County integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (CIMES) through the extension of County M&E structure down to the Ward level.

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26 Apr
By: Cornelius Kipkoech 0 0

COUNTY ENGAGES RESIDENTS IN THE BUDGETING PROCESS THROUGH COUNTY-WIDE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION EXERCISE.

Good public participation practices helps governments to be more accountable and responsive to the community needs as it provides a consultative framework  between the government and its public. 

Public participation on formulation of County budget estimates for financial year 2019/2020 has been conducted across the county in order to allow resident weigh in  to the  draft Budget Policy Document ahead of the official presentation to the County assembly of Nandi on 14th June 2019 for debate and adoption .

In Kobujoi Ward in Aldai Sub-County, residents of the Vast Constituency scrutinize the document before openly giving opinions of what they deemed as priorities in County Government programs in the next fiscal cycle.

In Nandi Hills Sub-County, members of the public were also treated with an opportunity to decide on priorities they wished to be captured in the budget Policy document where they cited specific  projects that they needed to be alocated funds in the incoming budget estimates.  It emerged residents of the  dominant Tea growing Constituency wanted water projects, roads, health Centres and ECD projects be allocated funds as a their priorities in the 2019/2020 budget.

They also wanted the completion of several projects within Nandi Hills Town be allocated funds in so that the town is Boosted to better status

Other Constituencies that members of the public gave their input include Tindiret, Chesumei, Emgwen and Mosop where citizens expressed their confidence int the budget making process.

Reidents of Emgwen Sub County during the public participation in Chepkumia ward of Thursday.

Budget documents were provided by County Economists who provided budget information in simplified formats and where local dialect were in some instances used to enhance understanding by all and sundry as required by law.

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26 Apr
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0 1

COUNTY CAPACITY ASSESSMENT (CCA) BY AHADI PUTS NANDI AT THE TOP

County Capacity Assessment (CCA) is an initiative of Agile Harmonized Assistance for Devolved Institutions (AHADI) with the aim of establishing Capacity gaps and needs for service delivery in the counties. It also identifies the existing capacity strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for performance. This is meant to promote transparent, accountable and effective service delivery and responsive governance systems.

AHADI has been conducting surveys in 22 counties on County Capacity Assessment (CCA) and development. The surveys aim at identifying and addressing governance processes and capacity challenges that impact service delivery and effective implementation of devolution.

The major focus areas in these CCA surveys are: Human resource and administrative procedures; public participation; monitoring, evaluation and reporting; financial expenditure and procurement; county planning and budgeting and intercounty relations.

A number of surveys have been conducted previously namely CCA1 in 2016 and CCA2 in 2017 with Nandi performing at 64% and 72% respectively. While giving their CCA3 Survey Report today to the Department of Economic planning, County directors and sub county administrators, the consultants from AHADI pointed out the great improvement by the County in Capacity development and performance as per CCA3 survey done in 2018.

CCA 3 survey report sees Nandi County performing at 82%. The key functions which have performed well include intercounty relations; procurement; monitoring, evaluation and reporting; planning and budgeting; human resource and administrative structures. The success is attributed to the successful reforms by Nandi Governor Governor H.E Stephen Sang and the proper procedures in project implementation.

The Chief Officer for Economic planning, Felix Sambu, present during the CCA3 survey report presentation applauded the departments that have contributed to the success. He further added that the department of Economic Planning is working towards strengthening monitoring evaluation function across all the sectors so as to track performance and obtain feedback for effective service delivery.

CCA 3 survey aimed at finding out whether there are proper systems and procedures are in place. The County Government of Nandi is therefore working on the key weakness areas in preparation for CCA 4 survey which will be conducted before the end of this year.

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17 Apr
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0 1

COUNTY TREASURY SEEKS PUBLIC VIEW ON 2019/2020 BUDGET ESTIMATES

The County’s department of Finance and Economic is seeking for Citizens’ view on the formulation of County budget estimates for FY 2019/2020.

Having taken the County Fiscal Strategic Paper through the public and the County Assembly, it has developed departmental budget estimates. The County Treasury has therefore organized for public Participation fora to give the citizens an opportunity to give their views in all the sub counties on Thursday 25th April 2019 as from 10.00 am.

The venues are as follows:

√ Tinderet sub county meet at Maraba Sub County Offices and Mberere;

√ Nandi Hills sub county meet at Nandi Hills town hall and Ndubusat Dispensary;

√ Aldai Sub county meet at Kobujoi Catholic hall and Kaptumo Social Hall;

√ Emgwen sub county meet at St. peters Catholic Kapsabet and St. Roberts Catholic church Arwos;

√ Chesumei Sub county meet at Chief’s Camp Chemundu and D.O’s office grounds Mosoriot;

√ Mosop Sub county meet at Kabiyet Social Hall and D.O’s office kipkaren.

The members of the public are therefore called upon to attend these fora so that they may be informed, give their opinions and be part of the decision making in this part.

On the same day, the department will also be sensitizing the public to pay their land rates and plot rents as one of the major sources of local revenue. An increase in local revenue increases the allocation from the national government, therefore resulting in more funds to be allocated for development in the county.

A copy of the advert on The Daily Nation dated 17th April 2019.

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28 Feb
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0 0

KENYA DEVOLUTION SUPPORT PROGRAM MEDIUM TERM REVIEW

Today the Consultants from Ministry of Devolution and planning visited Nandi County for the medium term review on the implementation of Kenya Devolution Support Program (KDSP). This involves performance assessment and measure of outcome on the use of KDSP conditional grants financed by World Bank.
KDSP provides two levels of conditional grants to the counties that attain the minimum access conditions.These grants are: Performance Grant meant to assist counties undertake capital projects and the Capacity Grant meant to build capacities to counties on identified key result areas (KRAs).
These  KRAs identified under the capacity grants for implementation in Nandi county include: Public finance management; planning, monitoring and evaluation; human resource management; civic education and public participation; investment implementation, social and environmental performance.
The proper implementation of this program in the five Key Result Areas mention above helps strengthen capacity of the county to improve delivery of devolved services.
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11 Jan
By: Remmy Butia 0 1

REGIONAL BLOC OUTLINES ITS PLANS AS SUMMIT COMES TO A CLOSE

Lake Region Governors have resolved to finalize plans to set up a Regional Bank as part of their joint development approach.

Addressing the media after the 4th LREB summit in Kisii County, the Governors announced that they had finalized drafting of the LREB joint venture agreement in consultation with the Controller of Budget and the Attorney general.

They also expressed optimism that 10 counties that have not passed the LREB Bill would do so before March. The Bill is in various stages of legislation. The County Assemblies of Kakamega, Kisumu, Kisii and Migori have so far ratified the LREB Bill 2018.

The Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and ASAL Hon. Eugene Wamalwa, who was accompanied by his Principal Secretary Charles Sunkuli, confirmed that his Ministry had initiated the process for development of the National Policy on Regional Economic Blocs. Already, the public participation on the County Regional Blocs policy for LREB is complete.

The Governors have also resolved that they will jointly work towards improving Inter-County roads to benefit their people.

On the Sugar Sector Revival, the Joint National Government and LREB Task Force on Sugar Sector is in its final phase of fact finding. The task force will be holding consultative meetings and stakeholders fora from January 15, 2019 and 16-19 January, 2019 respectively.

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