Baringo didn't spend Sh2.4b development cash

Baringo County Assembly during a past sitting. [File, Standard]
Baringo County did not spend over Sh2.4 billion development funds in the 2018-19 financial year.

A report by County Assembly Budget and Appropriation Committee revealed that the funds would be rolled over to the 2019-20 financial year.

The health services department had the highest rollover - over Sh651.8 million -followed by the water and irrigation docket with slightly over Sh621 million.

The department of roads, transport, energy and public works had a rollover of over Sh478.1 million, while that of education and vocational training did not spend over Sh151.7 million. The lands, housing and urban development docket failed to utilise over Sh134.7 million.

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In the 2017-18 financial year, Baringo County had a roll-over of over Sh1.7 billion.

The county’s overall expenditures in the 2018-19 fiscal year was projected at Sh8.029 billion.

Governor Stanley Kiptis's administration had prioritised investing in water, health services, education and infrastructure.

Recurrent expenditure was expected to be over Sh4.2 billion comprising of Sh3.1 billion for employee compensation and Sh1.1 billion for operations.

The projected development expenditure was over Sh3.7 billion inclusive of development grants and cash transfer.

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To enhance food security and modernise agriculture, the county in its budget had allocated Sh261.9 million for livestock development and management, Sh18.7 million to promote crop production and Sh6.1 million to improve aquaculture development.

The county had allocated Sh709.2 million to enhance access to clean, quality and safe water, high-quality sewerage services and conserving the environment including promoting sustainable utilisation of natural resources.

Some Sh280.5 million had been allocated for water supply infrastructure and Sh23.9 million towards water harvesting, storage and flood control. 

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