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Teachers, SMEs will be losers in budget

12 June 2013, 12:32

Nairobi - Teachers, lecturers, HIV/Aids patients, farmers and small enterprises are set to be the biggest losers after the government failed to provide about KES 100 billion for social programmes in the Budget, Business Daily reports.

The parliamentary Budget and Appropriations Committee shows in its report that the House started debating on Tuesday that there will be no money for buying life-prolonging anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs and other vaccines from July this year as well as for connecting 2,460 public facilities to the national power grid.

The connections through the Rural Electrification Authority were expected to take power supply closer to rural trading centres, promoting the set up of small businesses; while the Ministry of Health required KES 6 billion for purchase and distribution of ARVs and vaccines.

- For more visit Business Daily

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