CEC for Finance and Economic Planning John Momanyi unveiled a 11.9billion budget for the fiscal year 2018/2019.
In his budget statement presented before the Kisii County Assembly, Mr Momanyi outlined revenue raising and other policy measures instituted to support the county’s development agenda.
Earlier, in a session chaired by Speaker David Kombo, the Assembly passed the budget and appropriation bill.
The County Government will invest a vast majority of its revenue to improve access to water, provide quality healthcare, improve infrastructure and drive agricultural transformation.
To ensure inclusion, the CEC said the budget proposals would cater for the needy, the youth, farmers, businesses, the vulnerable and urban residents.
“This budget is illustrative of our resolve to address concerns raised by County residents during public participation forums even as we work to build a prosperous county for all,” said Momanyi.
KShs.172million has been set aside for development of water schemes and KShs.10million for tree planting in a bid to improve water reticulation and environmental conservation.
A total of KShs.457million will be spent to build county and village roads while KShs.48million will be spent to build footbridges across the county.
To enhance security and create and environment conducive to trade, KShs.90million will be spent to enhance the Integrated Street lighting Programme.
“We are keen to improve revenue collection from internal sources. To this end, we have mapped all revenue streams in each sector to determine the potential and set targets. We shall consolidate revenue from all sources into one pool for ease of administration and management,” said Momanyi.
Members of the County Assembly led by Budget Committee Chair Dennis Ombachi supported the budget and called for efficient implementation to ensure wananchi benefit.
“I call upon the executive arm to expedite development of procurement plans and other documents to unlock these funds because our people need services,” said Ombachi.