Uasin Gishu County Assembly yesterday approved a Sh5.2
billion budget for the 2013/2014
financial year with the lion’s share of
the projected figures being directed
at improvement of infrastructure.
The budget that was tabled in the
County Assembly on April 30, the
deadline for presenting the
estimates has Sh2.2 billion under
recurrent expenditure with Sh2.8
billion to cater for capital costs.
Healthcare was allocated Sh500
million. In his budget Governor Mandago said that the county
plans to equip health centres and
dispensaries with drugs and medical
personnel to decongest Moi Teaching
and Referral Hospital.
The budget set aside Sh300 million
for education, culture and social
services with Sh190 million to be
used in provision of clean water,
rural electrification as well as
conservation of forests and natural
The county will spend Sh25 million
on agriculture with emphasis on
“We need to activate the full chain
of value addition to enable farmers
realize sizable returns in their
produce,” said Mr Mandago.
However, the governor noted that
the Sh600 million wage bill was
huge and said his government would
embark on re-distribution of staff to
other small towns to ensure efficient
Meanwhile,the county Assembly rejected four names of the County Executive nominees and approved six of them.