CoG issues new demands to the head of state.
Council of governors, CoG issues new demands the president William Ruto.
Led by the chair, Anne Waiguru, the governors demanded that the government should issue additional budgetary resources to County Governments.
Through this, there will be renewal of contracts for Universal Health Coverage – UHC staff at the market rate salaries.
Waiguru stated,”The payroll Management for the UHC staff should also be transferred to County Governments.”
“We urge the Ministry of Health to fast track engagement of doctors for 6 counties that did not receive the support,” they added.
The county heads further decried that the national treasury should disburse the money it owes the county health facilities.
They stated,”Currently, the 47 County Governments are owed Ksh29.6 billion for October and Ksh31.45 billion for November 2022 allocations.”
“We, therefore, call upon the controller of budget, to stop being a bottleneck to this critical process and allow room for the Counties to implement their budgets,”the added.
The governors also highlighted that the government should review the way in which they summon the governors in court.
They said,”We wish to bring to the attention of the public the provision of section 21 Governments Proceedings Act 26 of 2015 which stipulates the manner in which orders against County Governments should be satisfied.”
”Of particular importance is the requirement that no person including Excellency Governors should be personally liable under any order for payment by the County Government.”they added.