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Uhuru to chair meeting on health funds

26 November 2013, 11:31

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Tuesday scheduled to chair a meeting to resolve a dispute between counties and the Ministry of Health over a spate resulting from the allocation of KES 65 billion meant for the ministry to the governments.

Members of Parliament, governors and government officials were summoned to the meeting.

National Assembly Committee on Health chairperson, Rachel Nyamai, said President Kenyatta had intervened in the standoff that had seen health facilities starved of funding since June, with the frustration forcing at least 18 doctors to resign.

‘We have been invited to a meeting on Tuesday morning. The President will chair it,” Nyamai told the Budget Appropriation Committee at Parliament Buildings on Monday.

The dispute arose after it was discovered that the funds meant for the ministry had been allocated to county governments.

The ministry has demanded that the error be corrected, which would leave counties with KES 145 billion.

A similar error was discovered after money meant for key energy and road projects was sent to the counties.

“This money ought to have been retained at the national level and not devolved. Governors have refused to send it back, resulting in a near total paralysis of the sector,” Nyamai told the committee Mbeere South MP Mutava Musyimi, chaired.

She said the state of the health sector was currently worrying and could collapse if no proactive measures are taken.

The committee told the Treasury and the Health Ministry, which have also been invited to the meeting, to resolve the funding row as the matter was outside its jurisdiction.

 – CAJ News


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