Good News as CRA Team Led by Ben Muasya Meets Gov Malombe



Marginalized areas in Kitui County have been allocated Ksh534 million of the Equalization Fund to lift up basic services such as healthcare, water, education and access roads to be implemented in the FY 2023/2024.

This was revealed to Governor Julius Malombe (EGH) earlier today by CRA Commissioner Benedict Muasya when he led a CRA team to Kitui to follow up on the progress of the CRA’s 3rd policy as per their mandate and appreciating the extent of marginalization in the sampled sub-locations set to benefit from the allocation.

In his remarks, Governor Malombe concurred that the 63 sub-locations the Commission had picked in the 2nd Policy are indeed marginalized, based on the knowledge and experience of the region noting the national allocation was 0.5% of the nationally raised revenue.

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The Governor pointed out that the County Equalization Fund Committee at the county level will be chaired by the County Commissioner as required by the Constitution 2010 to facilitate the provision of basic services including water, roads, health facilities, and electricity to marginalized areas identified.

The meeting further discussed the integrated county revenue systems and enhanced the technical capacity of the county government on its source revenue administration and legislation.

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On his part, Commissioner Muasya said the commission had developed two policies already and was in the process of preparing the 3rd policy identifying marginalized areas across the country.

He further commended the county leadership for this was key to bringing the quality of services in those areas to the level generally enjoyed by the rest of the nation.

He further commended the county leadership saying Kitui had adhered to the set limit by PFMA 2012 in the proposals of the CFSP 2023/24 in budgeting and during implementation.

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“We know Kitui is now in the right hands and we want to support the leadership of Governor Malombe as CRA so we realize prudent use of public funds as per the PFMA which guides all of us in the public sector “. said Muasya.

CRA has identified additional 51 sub-locations to benefit in their 3rd policy in preparation.

The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) led by Commissioner Benedict Muasya paid a courtesy call on H.E Dr. Julius Malombe, Governor Kitui, and held discussions on the areas identified as marginalized in the county.Ends///