Deputy President William Ruto has lauded the County governments for commitment to address the issue of pending bills.
He said the move by the devolved units to cut outstanding obligations from Sh108 billion in June last year to Sh34.5 billion by July this year would go a long way in boosting economic growth.
Speaking during the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) meeting at his Karen residence yesterday, Ruto assured the counties of National government’s support to ensure smooth operations.
He said the Treasury had made progress in ensuring the revenue shared due to counties are paid in time.
“The disbursement for the first quarter of this financial year has already been made.”
The meeting brought together representatives from both the National and County governments—among them governors Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Joseph ole Lenku (Kajiado), Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu), Mutahi Kahiga (Nyeri) and Stephen Sang (Nandi) as well as Nelson Gaichuhie (Chief Administrative Secretary, National Treasury and Planning).