Funding –National government has channeled a whopping sh 7.2 billion to all the 47 devolved units in the country.
The announcement was made by President William Ruto who handed over the mouthwatering cheque to Council of Governors (CoG) Chairperson Anne Waiguru.
This is after Governor Waiguru who heads the Council of Governors in Kenya had pleaded with the William Ruto-led government to share the donated billions with counties.
This being part of the climate change funds donated
While announcing the disbursement, the head of State vowed that he would be ruthless while dealing with any official caught misappropriating public funds.
“I will today issue Ksh7.2 billion in the form of County Climate Change Investment grants which together with Ksh3 billion of the county’s own resource allocation, will finance local climate action priorities in agriculture, water and national resource management in every county cascaded to every ward,” the President stated.
President Ruto expressed gratitude to Governor Anne Waiguru and her fellow county chiefs for their support of the Financing Locally-Led Climate Action Program (FLLOCA), which has achieved immence progress in a very short time.
“I encourage them to go further and offer more robust support for our efforts to grow,” Dr. Ruto added.
The President added that the CoG together with the Treasury, and the Ministry of Environment had worked closely to ensure that climate change adaptation initiatives were achieved in every ward.
To support FLLOCA programs, Ruto announced that his government was receiving funding from donors and foreign nations.
The program’s partners include; the World Bank, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Netherlands.
Governor Waiguru in her speech explained that the money received would be put to prudent use that would benefit Kenyans especially those living in rural areas.
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