County Assembly of Uasin Gishu has passed a motion compelling the Uasin Gishu County Executive to be furnishing the County Assembly with project implementation status reports quarterly in every financial year.
While moving the motion, Hon. Pius Kigen MCA Tembelio Ward, noted that,
“County Executive through its various departments is duty bound to give the County Assembly development progress reports to enable the Assembly undertake meaningful oversight role.”
He added that in future there is need to have budget allocation for oversight exercise just like how their counterparts in the Senate. These funds he said would help in facilitating the whole oversight role.
The motion was seconded by Hon. Amos Kiptanui MCA Racecourse Ward who hailed the motion as timely. He noted that the Assembly has passed three budgets with a lot of funds allocated to projects but both the citizens and their elected representatives are yet to know how much the county government is doing.
While contributing to the motion, Hon. Isaac Kemboi MCA Kapsoya Ward said that most of the Members of County Assembly are not aware of the progress of projects in their wards. He added that the reports need to be furnished to the respective house committees who would scrutinize them then go on the ground to ascertain what progress is being made.