The Trans Nzoia County assembly has approved the Sh8.3 billion budget.
In the budget the Assembly starved the Trans Nzoia County Teaching and Referral Hospital, by not allocating any funds for the project.
The County Budget and Appropriation Committee chairman David Kisaka while reading the Trans Nzoia County 2020/2021 budget estimates said the department will however set aside Sh5 million in the health sector for blood transfusion services and another Sh5 million towards preventive services.
The committee observed that the funds towards the completion of the County Referral hospital will not be disbursed.
“The committee has directed that the Sh117 million grant channeled to fighting Covid-19 should have a special account to avoid pilferage. We will have this caveat put into strict observance until the executive issues a satisfactory answer in fourteen days,” said committee chairman David Kisaka.
Committee vice chairperson Milcah Sugut said the committee had recommend the cancellation of a contract worth Sh38 million to Kwanza sub county hospital which was done contrary to the Public Finance Management (PFM) act.
The County public service board was among the biggest winners after their mortgage of Sh52, 850,000 was enhanced by Sh10 million.