FRIDAY OCTOBER 26,
By Gabriel Ndeleva
Kitui County Governor Charity Ngilu today said that one of the outputs of constitutional change, must be rising allocation to counties to 45 percent of total revenue.
She drummed up support for holding a referendum, saying counties require more funds to respond to demands from citizens.
She reiterated her position over the referendum saying it (referendum) should only target to benefit of Musangi, but not increasing the burden on the shoulders of the common man.
She urged people to tell the Building Bridges Committee that they want more money allocated to the counties, vouching for a rise of the share devolved governments get from 15 to 45 percent of the total budgetary allocations.
“With the 45 percent share, the counties will be able to improve Education, offer better health services, construct better road networks and empower women economically” She said.
This comes a day after she was appointed by the council of Governors, to a Special Committee to frame the counties’ agenda in the referendum.
The team is Chaired by Prof Kivutha Kibwana Others are Governors Kiraitu Murungi (Meru) Joyce Laboso (Bomet), Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu), Amason Kingi (Kilifi), Francis Kimemia (Nyandarua), Paul Chepkwony (Kericho), Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Ali Roba (Mandera), and Cornel Rasanga (Siaya).
Governor Ngilu was speaking during Rose Museo’s dowry payment, the Women rep Makueni County, at Seekea, kisasi Ward. Kitui Rural Constituency.