Taita Taveta county executive members grilled over high pending bills

Taita Taveta county executive members grilled over high pending bills

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Taita Taveta County Assembly during previous sessions

Taita Taveta county executive members were on Monday summoned to appear before county assembly to explain more about the pending bills which runs to millions which have stalled developments in the county.

The summon comes at a time when National government is facing a prolonged financial crunch which has affected the normal flow of  budgetary allocations for development projects in various counties across the country including the Taita Taveta.

The first  members to appear on Tuesday before the Taita Taveta County Assembly over the bills were Hon. Benard Mghana executive for Livestock, Agriculture and fisheries, Vincent Masawi, Finance executive and the County Secretary Mr. Patrick Meso.

During the session Hon  Benard Mghana was required to explain of the pending bills amounting to ksh.11M in his department which has made contractors to down their tools and hinder developments.

Hon. Maghana together with his chief officers and three county Secretary however failed to convince the assembly members and Media about bills pending in their respective department.

Procurement department was on the adversely blamed as the major cause of pending bills in all departments

The County Assembly Speaker Hon. Meshack Maghanga said most reports from different departments indicated there was less expenditure despite the high pending bills yet to be paid especially to contractors and suppliers.