Lusaka calls for prompt disbursement of County funds

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has called on the government to ensure County funds are disbursed promptly. Lusaka noted that inordinate delay translates into costly overdrafts and political ill will from disillusioned service providers. Speaking during the weeklong third Annual Legislative Summit, Lusaka also advised the devolved units to intensify their revenue collection and seal all financial loopholes. He revealed that the Senate has proposed the creation of two cash disbursement schedules; one for the equitable share and the other for conditional grants to ensure there is no delay in remitting of funds like it occurred in the last financial years. Lusaka also divulged that the Senate is ready to pass the County Pensions Bill and the Ward Development Fund and will not interfere with the powers of the County Assemblies when they are performing their budget-making role.