By MN Reporter
Homa Bay governor Gladys Wanga has outshone her contemporaries in Luo Nyanza in terms of development according to Controller of Budget (CoB) report.
The report covering the first quarter of the financial year 2022/23 released by Dr Margaret Nyakang’o said while Wanga invested in development, the other governors worked hard on recurrent expenditure.
The findings reviewed budget implementation review report covering July to September 2022.
Kisumu County’s approved budget for FY 2022/23 is Sh12.04 billion, comprising Sh3.81 billion (31.7 per cent) for development and Sh8.22 billion (68.3 per cent) for recurrent expenditure.
The county spent Sh1.21 billion on recurrent programmes during the reporting period. This represented 71.1 per cent of the total funds released by CoB and 14.8 per cent of the annual recurrent budget.
“In the first quarter of FY 2022/23, the county did not report any expenditure on development programmes,” noted the CoB report.
Of Siaya County’s approved budget of Sh 8.82 billion, Sh3.33 billion (37.7 per cent) is for development while Sh5.49 billion (62.3 per cent) is for recurrent expenditure. The budget represents a decline of 1.7 per cent compared to the previous financial year.
Migori County was in the same category by spending Sh818.81 million on recurrent programmes during the period representing 96.1 per cent of the total funds released by the CoB and 13.2 per cent of the annual recurrent expenditure.
Kisumu governor Anyang’ Nyong’o, Siaya governor James Orengo and Migori governor Ochillo Ayacko did not report any development expenditure between July and September, a far cry to Gladys Wanga in Homa Bay.
In Homa Bay County, the county spent Sh83.39 million on development programmes representing 100 per cent compared to a similar period in FY 2021/22 when the county did not report expenditure on development activities.
Expenditure on development represented an absorption rate of 2.8 per cent, while recurrent expenditure represented 13.7 percent of the annual recurrent expenditure budget.