Governor Jackson Manago EGH has asked the Senate to follow up with the problems of irregular disbursements to counties.
This comes following an outcry in devolved units that the treasury has been delaying sending monies to counties, causing backlogs in debts.
Governor Mandago says delays in disbursements has often caused debts and in the process slowed down development through projects.
Speaking as he hosted Senators Prof Margaret Kamar (Uasin Gishu), Dr Michael Mbito (Trans Nzoia), Petronila Were (Nominated), Mercy Chebeni (nominated) and speaker David Kiplagat, for a courtesy call, Mandago regretted that the delays have had adverse effects on devolution.
“…it has reached a point where other contractors just keep off from government tenders because they might have encountered delays in payment in earlier undertakings,” said Governor Mandago.
He added flesh to his sentiments: “Sometimes contractors can have their properties auctioned by banks for failure to honour debts when the persons have millions of money still retained by the government.”
“Several banks are publishing recovered properties for sale day in day out.”
Governor Mandago said delays in disbursements leads to accrued debts, which in the end becomes very difficult for the government to overcome.