Treasury requests Parliament for Ksh 293.4B to complete stalled projects

Written By: Edward Kabasa/ Beth Nyaga
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Treasury requests Parliament for Ksh 293.4B to complete stalled projects
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Treasury has written to parliament requesting an allocation of Ksh 293.4 billion to complete 545 stalled projects in various government ministries across the country.

A document to parliament from treasury reveals the ministry of transport requires the lion’s share of allocation at Ksh 64.7 billion to complete Greenfield terminal at JKIA which was started six years ago.

The project which commenced in 2013 and was to end in 2016 remains abandoned despite spending Ksh 4 billion so far.

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The government suspended its completion owing to financial constraints.

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The letter of action to parliament comes at a time when the executive announced it would be concentrating on completion of projects before allocating funds to new projects.

The letter is seeking to have legislators set aside close to Ksh 300 billion despite receiving Ksh 78.9 billion shillings from donors.

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Other departments affected by the shortfall are the Department for Regional and Northern Corridor Development which needs 57 billion shillings, State Department for Sports which needs Ksh 39.9 billion for the construction of three national stadiums in Mombasa, Eldoret and Nairobi.

The State Department for crop development needs a total of Ksh 37 billion for various projects which treasury says were not allocated funds for completion after the advent of devolution.

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The Crime Data Repository Unit which facilitates the collation of crime related reports from all agencies has also seen its budgetary allocation of Ksh 27 billion shillings deferred.

Treasury says most of the 545 projects stalled due to budget rationalization while some were either transferred to counties or were never allocated funds at all.

 

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