As Nandi County begins the 2018/2019 financial year, it is important that the citizens are well informed of the contents in the budget. Find the Nandi County summarized budget highlighting the key areas in the Nandi County Budget FY 2018/2019
BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR FY 2018/2019
Total projected estimates for 2018/19 ﬁnancial year is kshs. 8,046,964,890 out of which;
Recurrent expenditure in this 2018/19 budget estimates amounts to Kshs. 5.1 Billion translating to 63.4% of the total revenue.
The priorities proposed in the CFSP anchored on the 2018-2022 CIDP and for which this budget estimates considers includes;
The Fiscal policy underpinning this budget over the Medium term is a shift from less impact to high impact-capital investments so as to promote sustainable and inclusive growth in the County’s mainstay sectors. In view of this, the county has therefore allocated more resources to the following sectors;
INCREASED INVESTMENT IN HEALTHCARE SERVICES; TO EASE ACCESSIBILITY TO QUALITY HEALTH SERVICES.
A healthy population is essential for higher productivity and sustained long term development of the county. The county government has been keen in investing in this sector and over the medium term, it will continue to Rehabilitate, expand and fully equip all the sub-county hospitals & health centers as well as dispensaries while adequately stocking with requisite drugs, ensure well trained and motivated health personnel. The county will also continue to invest in modernizing Kapsabet County Referral hospital with all essential drugs and non-pharmaceuticals with specialized equipment necessary to handle all health-related cases. The 2018/19 budget has provided for:
The county government’s mandate is development of ECDE centers and recruitment of well-trained caregivers as well as establishing and equipping youth polytechnics with necessary technical equipment so as to produce eﬃcient and competent youth. The 2018/19 budget has provided for
LANDS, ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES
In order to enhance conservation and sustainable management of Natural resources and the general environment for socio-economic development of this great county, measures have been put in place to ensure sustainable access to clean piped water; rehabilitation, reclamation, conservation and protection of catchment areas. The government has allocated the following amounts to ensure continuous investment in this sector
INVESTING IN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR ENHANCED DEVELOPMENT
Developed infrastructure is a key pre-requisite to sustained economic development due to the linkages it provides to other sectors in the economy. The county government of Nandi allocated substantive resources in the current 2017/18 budget to acquisition of various roadwork machinery and equipment geared towards expanding the road network as well as maintain existing road network sustainably and more eﬃciently.
CREATING A CONDUCIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
The Government is committed to reducing the cost of doing business and encouraging private sector innovation, entrepreneurship and business expansion in order to have a strong and sustainable high economic growth and reduction in the poverty levels. A a sustainable and vibrant environment for investment will be established through; • Promotion of fair trade practices through consumer awareness, calibration and veriﬁcation of weight and measures equipment. • Promotion of public private sector development through enterprise and entrepreneurship development • Construction of Jua Kali sheds and preparation of sectoral and strategic plans promotion. The 2018/19 budget has provided for:
ENSURING FOOD SECURITY
The County therefore aims at raising agricultural productivity and increasing commercialization of agriculture. This will be achieved through improvement of land use and crop development, enhanced accessibility to aﬀordable farm inputs, adding value to agricultural produce, link the farmers to markets for their produce and extension services. Budget for implementation of these projects include:
INVESTING IN YOUTH AND VULNERABLE GROUPS
The County Government, through this Budget and into the medium term is addresses the challenges along the business value chain faced by this group, which include, among others: inaccessibility to market, costly transport, inadequate skills and lack of business knowledge.
Budget that will sustain the addressing of this challenges includes:
EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY WITH ENHANCED E- SERVICES
In order to provide quality services to the residents of Nandi in an eﬃcient, eﬀective and transparent manner using limited resources, the following resources heve been allocated;
PROMOTE TOURISM, CULTURE, AND COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT
To ensure competitiveness and attraction of both domestic and international visitors we are committed to investing more in the sector