Government urged to solve IFMIS hitches to reduce delays

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Nairobi,KENYA:The government has been urged to solve the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) hitches to avert delayal of funds to counties being experienced .

In an exclusive interview with Baraka Fm ,Kirinyaga governor Joseph Ndathi said that there is need for the treasury to solve hitches in the system which has  grounded operations in the counties especially in paying of salaries and contractors .
“The auditor is getting confused,because he doesn’t know whether to go the  fully manual  way or fully IFMIS  way .The rules of the game from the national treasury is that you must go the IFMIS way.”Nduathi said
He argued that according to the  auditor general report   the system is not fully automated.
“We have a major challenge .The auditor himself has audited the IFMIS system he has found it wanting to certain quarters ,this was supposed to be a win win situation which should give answers whether is banking or payment system.”He added.
He indicated that some of the senate queries are incomplete  following the fact that the IFMIS system is shaky .
Council of  governors chair Peter Munya last month faulted the national government for frustrating the county government’s operations by using the IFMIS  system which he urged the relevant authorities to revert to manual system to avert inconsistencies being experienced during disbursement of funds to the counties.