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Kiambu residents give their opinion on Crucial Budget Allocation

Kiambu residents give their opinion on Crucial Budget Allocation

Kiambu,

Thursday May 16, 2024

KNA Cedric Karungaru/ Sylvia Wanjohi

In a bid to ensure inclusivity in the budgetary process, the National Assembly Budget Committee convened the significant public hearing session in Kiambu county.

Representatives from various sectors of the Kiambu community gathered to voice their opinions and concerns regarding the proposed budget estimates for the fiscal year 2024/2025.

The event, held at Kiambu National Polytechnic (KINAP), saw the active participation of local residents alongside their elected Members of Parliament.

Kiambu Town Member of Parliament (MP), Machua Waithaka, emphasised the urgency of prioritizing road construction projects, including the tarmacking of roads in Kia-mumbi and the completion of critical routes such as Riabai-Gichocho-Kiriguini-Ndumberi Road, Ruthiruini-Kihingo road, and Thindigua Highway extending to Windsor.

Furthermore, Machua urged the Budget Committee to allocate resources towards drilling boreholes in areas like Turitu, Ngegu, and Kanunga to mitigate water shortages plaguing the communities.

“I urge the Budget Committee to consider drilling boreholes to address water shortage,” Machua said.

Githunguri MP Gathoni Wamuchomba, highlighted the importance of achieving population parity in resource allocation, endorsing the “One Man One Shilling” debate.

“I am a proponent of one man, one shilling, one vote, and we need equality in resource allocation,” Wamuchomba said.

Participants at the forum echoed the same sentiment, emphasizing the need for equitable distribution of resources across all areas within Kiambu County.

The public participation forum saw the active involvement of various leaders and stakeholders, including Mps Alice Ng’ang’a (MP Thika Town), John Njuguna Wanjiku (MP Kiambaa), as well as several Members of County Assembly (MCAs), Deputy County Commissioners (DCCs), Assistant County Commissioners (ACCs), Chiefs, and other community representatives.

The public hearing served as a platform for constructive dialogue and collaboration between citizens and policymakers.

As the National Assembly Budget Committee continues its deliberations, the valuable insights gleaned from the Kiambu public hearing are expected to inform and influence the finalization of the 2024/2025 budget.

Courtesy; KNA

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