Nyeri County blames audit queries on Ifmis ‘error’
SEE ALSO :Nyeri mulls 12pc cut on recurrent budgetCounty Executive for Finance Robert Thuo issued a statement saying the discrepancies were due to Ifmis errors. Based on the Auditor General’s report, Ifmis did not report Sh70 million proceeds from domestic and foreign grants received by the county. Resource wastage The county also received Sh620 million as transfers from other State agencies. But Ifmis reported that the actual amount received from these agencies was Sh472 million. The discrepancies have caused Senator Ephraim Maina to call for the investigation of the County Government over what he termed wastage of resources.
SEE ALSO :Investors in IT to get waiversMr Thuo said proceeds from domestic and foreign grants comprised of donations from Danish International Development Agency, the Kenya Devolution Support Programme and Universal Health Coverage, which were not captured by Ifmis, but were captured as transfers from other Government entities. “The variances in the county financial statements compared to Ifmis reports are due to the fact that financial statements are prepared manually using bank balances,” Thuo noted, adding: “They are obtained after the bank reconciliation of cash books and statements.” Ouko also raised concerns on revenue collected by the county, noting that the Executive failed to meet revenue targets despite reviewing them downwards. 13 revenue streams “Out of 57 revenue streams, the county missed its revenue target in 44 streams. It only managed to surpass the target in 13 revenue streams. This is an indication of leakages and inadequate control measures,” Ouko noted in his report.
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