Governor Mandago refutes claims that cash was returned to Treasury

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Uasin Gishu County Governor Jackson Mandago has refuted claims that his administration returned Ksh769 million to the National Treasury.

The County boss while dismissing the report said the county was infact yet to receive Ksh 341 million to pay for services and other operations for the 2013/14 financial year.

Mandago said they had wrote demanding for an explanation from the controller of budget concerning the misleading report.

The report by the controller of budget last week indicated that Uasin Gishu county was among counties that had returned to the Treasury money which they failed to use by the conclusion of the 2013/14 financial year.

In other news the County Finance Executive Shadrack Sambai on Monday presented his budget to the County Assembly for aporoval.

In the Ksh 5.5 Billion budget the county will use Ksh 3.5 Billion to pay salaries and operations in the year 2014/15.The amount which translates to 60 percent of the budget will go to recurrent expenditure mostly salaries for employees.

Only Ksh 2 Billion will go to development projects in the county.

The county will receive Ksh 4.4 Billion from the National Treasury and expects to collect Ksh 1.1 Billion as local revenue.

The Health Sector has been allocated the largest share of the budget with more than Ksh 1 Billion to be used on improving health facilities in the region. Agriculture and Infrastructure were each allocted Ksh 700 million.

The budget was read in the wake of a move by the Members of the County Assembly to award themselves perks and a trip to Zanzibar causing a public outcry.

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