Consensus sought on County spending in National Assembly
11 March 2014, 21:12
Nairobi - Senate and parliament are set to meet to deliberate over the failed County Development Board Bill to see if they can reach a compromise on the matter.
The bill was rejected last week by parliament, forcing speakers from both sides to form a team to try mediate over the matter.
Senate had agreed to the bill wholesomely while MPs refused to buy the idea that the bill will not kill some aspects of devolution.
" We will need the teams to be formed Wednesday to handle the finer details over the proposed bill, parliamentary speaker Justin Muturi said.
The teams of six will be split across the divide with both the government side and the opposition having access across the committee.
" It is vital that we agree to this bill because it is important for the country to have it in place, minority leader in the senate Moses Wetangula said.
The bill is set to deliver a blueprint for development at county level.
It will spread the decision making as regards projects at county level across board and will include not just governors, but members of the senate and MPs.
There is also a proposal to include Members of County Assemblies, MCAs in the decision making process.
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