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iPads for Migori MCAs in Sh8m plan as wage bill swells

THE COUNTIES
By Kassim Adinasi | February 5th 2015

MIGORI: The county will use Sh8.44 million to buy iPads for members of the county assembly and Sh106.3 million to pay their allowances, after the assembly passed the supplementary budget last week.

This will enable the 40 elected and 21 nominated ward representatives to get the gadgets before the end of the 2014-2015 financial year.

This comes barely a week after a report by the Commission for Revenue Allocation listed Migori among the counties that had passed the budget ceiling by increasing the wage bill and reducing money for development.

ELECTRONIC GADGETS

"The county government should also include MCAs' iPads in the budget when purchasing other electronic gadgets," read a section of the supplementary budget dated January 28.

Masaba MCA and Assembly Committee for Budget and Appropriations chairman Abedi Maroa tabled the budget on Wednesday last week. It was passed unanimously by all the assembly members.

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