Governors want revenue allocation formula impasse resolved

Written By: Hunja Macharia/Kamche Menza

The Council of governors is pleading with the Senate to resolve the impasse on the revenue allocation formula saying Counties are in a crisis.

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The Chairperson Governor Wycliffe Oparanya says the Senate should adopt the existing formula if a resolution on the new formula is not found.

Oparanya alongside other Governors say the continued adjournments by the Senate on the matter indicate there is a lot of division yet there should be no impasse since there is an existing formula.

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The Governors have warned that Counties have almost run out of funds which will affect critical services at a time when the Country is battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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They say should the Senate adopt the 3rd generation formula, Counties that will lose money should be cushioned against the deficit to meet their already formulated budgets.

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Oparanya was categorical that Counties are facing a cash crisis saying the 29.7 billion shillings outstanding balance for the month of June 2020 will all be spent on salaries.

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The Governors have in the meantime urged health workers unions to consider the current stalemate before downing their tools and be empathetic to the suffering Kenyans.







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