Busia County Government needs aggressive fundraising campaigns to bridge the deficit in its County Integrated Development Programme a Senior Consultant at Exeva Consultant for CIDP for Busia and Kwale Counties, Peter Omeri has said.
Giving his presentation during a joint retreat between the Busia assembly and the executive at Tom Mboya Labour College on Wednesday, Omeri said most counties are weak when it comes to fundraisings.
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“For Busia to bridge the CIDP deficit, it needs to reach out to professionals from the County in the Diaspora and to engage civic organizations in the County, “he said.
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong and his deputy Moses Mulomi, the entire Executive and Busia Assembly Speaker Bernard Wamalwa were present.
Omeri said there is also a need to raise Monitoring and Evaluation Standards to ensure that programs on chapter 4 of the CIDP are well implemented and the Governor’s legacy is protected to avoid wastages.
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He said for spatial plans to succeed, the executive should lobby with the County Assembly to have enough resources allocated for a spatial plan.
Former Chief of Staff in the Governor’s office Robert Papa said for M&E to succeed systems needs to be put in place in terms of human resource and the right software, adding that people need to be innovative on fundraises based on departments and the entire county.
The Governor said prudent financial management will be the cardinal rule in his administration and told his executive not to relent while discharging their mandate.
Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi said Non Communicable diseases are on the rise in the county with fifty four percent of those admitted in hospitals due to NCD.