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Report: Vihiga County collected KES 1.5M only during Miss Tourism national finals

01 August 2016, 19:55 Dareel Eric

Nairobi - Vihiga County government managed to collect a paltry Sh1.5 million only in revenue from Miss Tourism Kenya 2016 finals held in June.

The county however spent in excess of Sh52 million for the national event.

A total of Sh10 million was paid as commitment fee earlier in 2014, and final budget indicates Sh42 million was used. 

In a report prepared by Kennedy Adagala, director Industrialisation, Trade and Tourism, Sh769, 290 was raised from exhibition sales while Sh772, 000 was raised through sale of tickets.  

“Purchase of exhibition booths was available for County Governments and Private Sector. Funds for purchase of booths were channelled directly to county revenue account. Some people however claimed to have wired monies directly to the Council of Governors account,” the report reads. 

The county report indicates there were many challenges in realisation of the event. 

“We experienced many challenges along the way, ranging from lack of funds at appropriate time, slow procurement processes halting activities like setting up the ground for main event. Most things were a last minute rush. It was a big shame tickets were not for sale until on eve of the function,” the report reads.

It further indicates sabotage from members of staff who diverted guests to other counties for accommodation and yet the county had prepared its people to offer home-stay facilities.

The report notes department of Industrialisation, Trade and Tourism through Chief Officer Moses Andangalu engaged suppliers in activities without following proper channels.

“Currently we have suppliers who want money from the department as payment for their services yet they have no valid documents to show they participated in running of event. The kind of money they are asking runs into millions. The issue should be addressed as fast as possible,” reads the report.

The mismanagement of the event has cost Andagula his position as chief officer, as he has been deployed by Governor Moses Akaranga, as an officer in deputy governor's office. 

Among the recommendations made, it has been noted in future, an event of such magnitude will require fiscal study and final plans for event concluded six months before the event date.  

Forty five counties participated in Miss Tourism Kenya 2016 National finals, where Miss Wendy Omolo from Homa Bay County was crowned the winner. 


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