Busia County civil societies fault the Commission on Revenue Allocation
Written by Carren Papai
Read 507 Times
A civil society in Busia County have faulted the Commission on Revenue Allocation saying they need to correct an anomaly in how they chose in the allocation of resources before the reading of next year’s Financial Year budget.
Speaking at the DC office in Amagoro, the Teso North Civil Society Organisation Network an organization that fights for the rights of people, led by their chair, George Orapa demanded to know what the Dc was doing about the issue .They expressed fear that Busia County at large is at risk of losing a lot of revenue if the budget was read before the correction was made.
“Apart from the 60% that will be allocated to the county, we are worried that Busia county and Teso in particular might lose a lot of money as the resources will be allocated to Bungoma County,” stated Orapa.
Mr. Orapa added that this move would negatively affect the development of the larger Teso area which he said has been marginalized and asked the government to move with speed to correct this error.
Mary Okide, head Teso North Maendeleo ya Wanawake, asked the area Mp Sospter Ojaamong to move in with haste and address it.
“Ojaamong should come in and tell the residents what he is doing about the problem; he should desist giving the matter a deaf ear,’’ narrated Okedi.
Funds for the two Teso districts of North and South were sent to Bungoma County and this error had been attributed to the 2009 census results. The census results had mistakenly placed the Teso population to Bungoma County. CRA is said to have used the census statistics to allocate revenue to the various counties where then it now placed Teso allocation to Bungoma county.