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Civil groups outrage at TA disbanding

14 October 2013, 17:14

Nairobi - Civil  society organizations have slammed plans by the government to replace the Transition Authority with the Intergovernmental Relations Committee.

The organizations, which mostly campaign for devolution, have called for the government thus to suspend the move.

The proposal to replace the authority with a committee which will act as a link between the 47 counties and the national government is contained in the Miscellaneous (Amendment) Bill, 2013 which was approved by the Cabinet this week, and is now headed to Parliament.

Henry Ochieng, the Coordinator for Decentralization and Governance Network said he could not understand the intention of the proposed amendment as the Relations Act already provided a framework for cooperation and consultation within the county governments and the national

The replacement of the authority with a committee is set to act as the main link between the 47 existing counties and the national government as provided in the miscellaneous amendment bill of 2013.

Ochieng insisted that the state, through the Devolution and Planning Ministry, should "clearly" inform the members of the public regarding its

"The government should come out clearly and inform the public when the T.A. became a threat to the public or to devolution; they believe that the proposed committee can be a replacement to the roles that are being currently undertaken by the T.A," he said.

However, addressing the media in Nairobi, the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning, Anne Waiguru, said that the intention of creating the committee was to establish a permanent institution with representation from the national government and the counties.

The plan to replace the transition authority by the civil society groups was suspended by the Intergovernmental Relations Committee, a move civil
society organizations argued was a delay by the government function transfer to counties.

- CAJ News


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