County governments will be receiving the sh32 billion shareable revenue from the national government.
Speaking in Lamu on the first day of his five-day coast region tour, President William Ruto said county governments will be receiving July funds today Thursday 27th July 2023.
The president also announced that sh.2.3B will be disbursed today to all cash transfer beneficiaries under the social protection program, for July 2023, across the country.
“I promised that there was no way we can pay ourselves salaries before paying stipends for the vulnerable,” said the head of state.
During this tour, the president will inaugurate, commission, and inspect several government projects focusing on inspecting projects in the Blue Economy and Fisheries sector, specifically in the following locations:
- i. Mukowe, Lamu County.
- ii. Ngao, Tana River County.
- iii. Ukunda, Kwale County.
- iv. Mombasa County.
In Kilifi County, President Ruto will commission a fish landing site.
He will also be in Ngao, Tana River County, to commission the rehabilitated Sailoni headworks and rubber dam, and inspect the ongoing rehabilitation of water delivery systems and farm restoration works at the Tana Delta Irrigation Project (TDIP).
“This project, undertaken under a Public Private Partnership, (Ppp)framework, will open up 12,000ha of land for rice irrigation, with an expected production capacity of 84,000 MT of rice per year. It will significantly reduce rice imports by 35%, bolstering the government’s food security agenda, and generate direct and indirect employment opportunities for over 8,000 locals,” said State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed during a media briefing on Wednesday.