Ruto hold crucial meeting with MPs and governors to end funds row

Ruto helps governors make progress

DP William Ruto with governors and Parliament leadership during the Monday meeting

Parliament and the National Treasury have been asked to resolve the revenue allocation stalemate over funds meant to be shared among counties.

In an informal meeting held on Monday by Deputy President William Ruto at his Karen office, a resolution was made that a solution over the issue must be made by Thursday.

The meeting was attended by Governors, the Controller of Budget, Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA), MPs and Senators.

DP Ruto noted there was a need for Treasury and Parliament to solve the contentious issue within the shortest time possible to pave way for service delivery at the counties.

Impressed with stakeholders

He stated: “This is a matter of great concern to the country. It must be solved within the shortest time possible."

The DP added: "Counties need the Division of Revenue Act passed for Senate to pass allocation of revenues to facilitate the transaction of business at the counties.”

Dr Ruto further stated that he was impressed with the stakeholders for engaging in discussions to attain a lasting solution to the stalemate.

Chairman of Council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya said he was optimistic that the stalemate will soon be unlocked to enable activities at the counties to go on uninterrupted.

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich assured the meeting that no one had any intention of frustrating devolution as claimed by a section of leaders following the stalemate over the revenue allocation funds.

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