Busia County has allocated Ksh 2.5b to the department of Healt which almost a third of the 2021/2022 Financial Year budget.
Members of the County Assembly unanimously passed the Ksh 8.4 Billion Budget Estimate for the FY 2021/2022 contained in the Budget and Appropriation Committee Report, which was tabled in a special sitting of the Assembly.
The Governor has prioritized legacy projects in his final term in the office, stressing on completion of ongoing projects in the Financial Year 2021/2022.
The Report that was tabled by the Budget and Appropriation Committee Chairman, Linus Asiba and seconded by Grace Olita, was subjected to 15 amendments before it was adopted.
The overall County Government Development Budget is Ksh 2.7b (32.4%) of the total expenditure estimates comprising Ksh 2.38b for mainstream development and Ksh 350m (14.6%) of the total Development Budget forward-based development projects.
Speaking to the press after the budget approval, MCAs led by Linus Asiba faulted the National government over late disbursement of funds to the county making it hard for the Finance Committee to oversee Appropriation of Funds within a specified time frame.