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Health sector to get lion’s share in Tharaka Nithi county budget

By People Reporter
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 00:00 | < 1 min read
Tharaka Nithi CEC for Finance Dorothy Naivasha with Speaker John Mbaya after presenting the 2021/22 budget estimates. Photo/COURTESY

The County Government of Tharaka Nithi yesterday presented its 2021/22 financial year budget proposals to the Assembly where it has allocated 64 per cent of the resources for recurrent expenditure and 36 per cent for development in the Sh5.5 billion estimates.

Reading the budget statement before Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) at Kathwana, Finance and Economic Planning CEC Member Dorothy Naivasha said the health sector will take the lion’s share with an allocation of an estimated  Sh2 billion.

Other sectors such as water, infrastructure, trade, land, and agriculture were also allocated money to complete ongoing projects and programmes as well as initiate new ones, all aimed at transforming the lives of Tharaka Nithi residents.

The CEC revealed that the county is currently struggling to fund many activities as a result of the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.