Several Governors have today presented their proposals on behalf of the CoG at the BBI validation meeting held at Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi.
In their submissions, the Governors say that CRA’s recommendation on revenue sharing should be final to avoid an impasse like witnessed in 2019.
They also propose that the Controller of Budget should allow Counties to seek approvals for payments from regional offices.
This they say would be more efficient than having to dispatch staff every other day on a mission that lasts up to 4 days.
Still, on approvals and payments, the Governors, through Bungoma County Governor Wangamati, said the 47 Counties should be clustered around regional central banks located in Kisumu, Eldoret, and Mombasa.
This would eliminate the hustle of having officers travel to Nairobi whenever a payment is required.
Speaking at the event, Kakamega Governor and CoG Chairman H.E. Wycliffe Oparanya called for the creation of a second IFMIS system.
According to Oparanya, the additional IFMIS system should be dedicated to specifically handling Counties but which is also integrated with the National IFMIS system.
In her presentations, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru said the law has to be that Counties get 45 percent of the previous budget and not last audited accounts, which often lags behind by years.
Also present at the meeting was Kisii Governor James Ongwae.