County awaits to receive the City Status Charter

County awaits to receive the City Status Charter

Governor Jackson Mandago on Wednesday joined other Governors from City Counties with the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) and the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development on resource allocation.

The meeting that drew various stakeholders aimed at finding ways of locating funds to run functions that were financed by the national government through the Ministry of Local Governments before devolution.

This Comes as Uasin Gishu County awaits to receive the City status charter, having met the conditions required for a particular town to be crowned city.

While giving his remarks, Mandago noted the strains and struggles these Counties have been going through, owing to the fact that they have used budgetary allocations to carry out functions which were initially run by the Ministry of Local Government.

Governor Mandago called on CRA to look on ways of funding these cities, fast-tracking development projects which will lead to the growth of these towns.

The five counties include Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Uasin Gishu and Nakuru.

Accompanying the Governor was Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno, Eng. Nelson Maritim (Lands), CPA Julius Rutto (Finance) and Jonathan Tuwei (Economic Advisor).


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