Assembly adjourns for long recess as MCAs pass key bill and adopt County Budget Review and Outlook Paper (CBROP) report
MCAs have this morning passed the Kirinyaga County Accessibility by persons with disability bill 2021.
The bill makes provision for the establishment of accessibility standards for persons living with disability.
Once accented by the Governor, the law will ensure that the needs and rights of persons with disability are realized
in all spheres of functions and programs of the County government.
Specially nominated member representing people living with disability Hon. Beatrice Mitaru thanked members for passing the bill noting that County programs will be responsive and help meet the needs for persons living with disability. She further said that the bill will enhance equity among people living with disability especially in the health sector. Once the bill becomes law, the Honorable member noted that all public buildings will be designed to cope with challenges facing PLWDs.
At the same time, members adopted the County Budget Review and Outlook paper 2021 report which highlighted revenue shortfall for the 2020-21 financial. It was noted that the County achieved 86 percent of the anticipated target which was largely attributed to adverse effects of the Covid pandemic. Members were however skeptical of the revenue collection data with Wamumu Ward MCA Hon. John Baptist Kanga urging the executive to improve on collection now that additional revenue staff were hired few months ago. Hon. Kanga noted that Kajiado County collects Kes.1.5 billion own source revenue and that it was possible for Kirinyaga to collect Kes. 1 Billion if correct revenue administration measures are taken.
Specially nominated member Hon. Caroline Wanjiku urged the county to explore revenue streams especially in tourism noting that Karumadi falls is a perfect site for generating revenue. She further urged the County executive to market locally produced products like Kitui and Makueni Counties as this would further increase local revenue collection.
The Assembly will adjourn today December 1 2021 for long recess and resume in February 14 2022 pursuant to the provisions of standing order 25. Members of the County Assembly wishes every one of you a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year.

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