The National Assembly began its Induction Workshop on Monday in Mombasa County.

Members of the National Assembly have agreed to continue with the induction workshop in Mombasa County, a day after storming out of the retreat over delayed CDF money.

This is after Speaker of the National Assembly Moses Wetangula gave a written commitment from the Treasury to release the NCDF funds in bits.

So far Ksh 4 billion has been released as of Wednesday morning. The MPs expect a total of Ksh 2 billion by next week.

Every constituency will receive a total Ksh 34 million after all funds have been disbursed.

The legislators had vowed not to allow the workshop to continue unless the National Treasury releases the National Government County Development Funds (NCDF) funds.

The Legislators said failure by Treasury to disburse the funds has greatly affected their electorates saying most of the parents rely on the funds to pay school fees.

Led by Kazungu Tungule MP Ganze, Basil Robert (Yatta), Laura Mnyazi (Malindi) Beatrice Elachi(Dagoretti) and Lamu East Member of Parliament Rweidah Obboh urged Treasury to expedite the disbursement.

Mombasa Women representative Zam Zam Mohammed and her Kwale counterpart Fatmah Masito lamented that the delay in disbursing National Government Affirmative Fund (NGAF) was undermining their roles.

Sarah Kioko from the office of the clerk said the national assembly is currently running on a constrained budget of financial year 22/23 despite an additional 10 departmental committees in the 13th Parliament.

The five-day program was to induct the legislators on the role of committees of the national assembly to enable them execute their mandate efficiently.


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