News Categories: Finance and Economic Planning

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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19 Nov
By: Phoebe Jeruto 0 0

Celebrating African Statistics Day.

Nandi County joins the rest of Kenya and Africa as a whole in celebrating the African statistics day which is celebrated annually on 18th November. This day is meant to raise public awareness on the importance of statistics in all aspects of socioeconomic and environmental life. The theme for this year is “High quality official statistics to ensure transparency, good governance and inclusive development”. This emphasizes on role of statistics in addressing transparency, good governance and inclusive socio-economic development in our daily life. The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) established by the Statistics act of 2006 are responsible for the development of statistics at the national and county levels.

KNBS does this by establishes standards and promote use of best practices in production and dissemination of statistical information through its five directorates comprising of population and social statistics, macroeconomic statistics, production statistics, statistical coordination and corporate services. The directorate of population and social statistics is going to conduct the Kenya Population and Housing Census in August 2019 and is therefore urging Kenyans to support and participate in the census process when called upon. These census results assist in formulating evident based decisions and guides the government in resource allocation. The bureau will recruit personnel to assist in data collection two months prior to August 2019 and the public is therefore advised to ignore any other information on recruitment appearing before June 2019.

Today’s celebration held at Kapsabet municipal hall was graced by representatives from both the national and county government. Among those who attended are the Deputy County Commissioner-George Matundura, Chief Officer for Economic Planning-Felix Sambu, representatives from Kenya National bureau of statistics (KNBS), chiefs, assistant chief and the general public. The CO Mr. Sambu urged the public to voluntarily provide information to the authorized bodies when needed and assured that the information will be confidential. The deputy county commissioner on the other hand insisted on the use of accurate data and further pointed out that the statistical office at the county is free to give statistical data when needed. The users are also encouraged to use the products available from KNBS official website (www.knbs.or.ke).

High quality statistics are necessary in planning, monitoring, and implementation of development agenda. Nandi county government is partnering with the KNBS on ensuring the quality of information is achieved.  it also aspire to stand on equality irrespective of socio-economic status, respect and promote diversity as well as ensuring the development and social benefits are well  distributed putting in mind the marginalized groups. High quality official statistics enhance accountability, reduce and eradicate violence, improve quality of regulatory measures and as a result contribute to political stability.

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10 Aug
By: admin 0 0

Nandi County celebrates The International Youth Week as opportunities for the youth are unveiled by Governor Stephen Sang

Unemployment is an alarming challenge that has seen educated youth waste away in so many struggles due to the limited job opportunities. The annual graduations that are highly celebrated, be they certificates, diplomas or degrees carry a lot of joy for excellence only for them to mutate into anxiety and restlessness soon after due to the limited job market. Youth end up taking any available opportunities to make ends meet.
The County Government of Nandi through various departments is intentional in addressing the challenges facing the youth in Nandi County.
As the International Youth Week comes to wrap up, the county government is set to unbundle the opportunities that seek to improve the state of the youthful population. The Department of Public Service has unveiled 400 internship opportunities for the youth across the county. This is in line with Governor Stephen Sang’s manifesto that pledged to create internship opportunities for the youth so as to enable them acquire the necessary skills and experience as they enhance their professional growth.

The opportunities that do not require any past working experience is open to any youth with a certificate, diploma or degree from a reputable institution. This will ensure that skilled and deserving youth who may not have had an opportunity to work after their schooling get a chance to work and acquire the required experience as they also serve Nandi County. The interns will be paid a stipend of between Ksh. 8,000 and Ksh. 12,000. Applications can be done through <a href=”https://interns.nandi.go.ke”/> https://interns.nandi.go.ke .

The Department of Education on the other has also opened opportunities for 800 ECD teachers whose successful applicants will have an opportunity to serve for at least three years. The opportunities are spread across all wards in the county as listed in the advert here https://www.nandi.go.ke/downloads-2

Among other opportunities set for the youth on this day include enhancement of the 30% Access to Government Procurement Opportunities. Most youth with start-up companies lack capital even after winning the tenders thus affecting the quality of works done. In a bid to bridge this gap, the county government is set to sign an MoU with Youth Enterprise Development Fund so as to increase the uptake of tenders by youths in the various county departments, and linking up with institutions that provide youth friendly loans for LPOs and LSOs.

On to top of this, the county government is heading towards Performance Based Contracting that enable the youth organize themselves and benefit from the County Government’s funds for maintenance of roads in each ward by performing tasks such as bush clearing, drainage opening, installing culverts etc. Contracts under this program will run for a period not less than 1 year and not more than 3 years.The youth has a role in protecting the environment.

The Department of Youth in conjunction with that of Environment is set to offer youth opportunities to benefit from being engaged in planting trees, establish nurseries and supply the seedlings to the county government under an agreed framework.

Among other programs are entrepreneurial training and start-up support, sponsorship for training and acquisition of technical skills and opportunities for scholarships and sponsorship’s based on talent where the county government will identify, exploit and support in the development of youth talent while engaging stakeholders who can extend scholarship opportunities for such talents.

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17 Jul
By: admin 0 1

Nandi County’s Big 4 picks momentum

A committee chaired by Deputy Governor Dr. Yulita Mitei that is tasked with the process of aligning the County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP) with that of the National Government’s Big Four agenda held a meeting to deliberate on the structure that is going to guide and align county’s agenda with the National’s agenda of the Big Four.

The County Government of Nandi is seeking to seize and leverage on this timely opportunity and fit in the national government’s plans as it strives to transform lives through manufacturing, Agriculture, affordable housing and universal healthcare.

The County Government has allocated resources for some of the flagship projects in the Financial Year 2018/2019 so as to ensure timely and smooth impleme ntation

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