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GOVENOR EVANS KIDERO'S SPEECH AT THE STAKEHOLDERS FORUM

GOVENOR EVANS KIDERO'S SPEECH AT THE STAKEHOLDERS FORUM

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Speech delivered by Dr. Evans Kidero during the 1st Stakeholders conference at Charter Hall
Speech delivered by Dr. Evans Kidero during the 1st Stakeholders conference at Charter Hall

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H.E. THE GOVENOR'S SPEECH DELIVERED BY HON. DR. EVANS KIDERO,DURING THE 1
ST
STAKEHOLDERS CONFERENCE, CHARTER HALL,WEDNESDAY 24
TH
APRIL, 2013.
Fellow residents and stakeholders in the management of Nairobi
The Hon. Speaker of the Nairobi City County Assembly
Hon. Members of the Nairobi City County
County officials
Media reps.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a great pleasure to stand before you during this 1
st
Stakeholders Forum sothat, in line with the participatory mode of governance that our governmentsubscribes to I may table before you how I intend to run this City. The structure of the County Government will be comprised of 11 sectors asfollows:-1.Governor’s office2.Trade, Corporations and Tourism3.Environment4.Health5.Agriculture6.Education7.Public Roads and Transport8.Planning, Land and Housing9.Water Sanitation and Energy10.Public Service Management11.Finance The County government as you all know has been mandated with the provisionof the services and these will be delivered in the format that I have justenumerated above. You are aware that provision of services needs a budget. The County has already prepared a budget in compliance with the Constitutionand the Public Finance Management Act of 2012.Although we will present our budget to you in June, it is important that I sharewith you the outline that will be presented to you then. The Nairobi City Countybudget for the year 2013 – 2014 will be
Kshs.31.5 billion
. Of this total,
Kshs.14.6 billion
will be raised from internal sources within the County while
Kshs.16.9 billion
will be catered for by transfers from the National Treasury. The internal sources will tap from Rates, Single Business Permits, Billboards,Parking and so on in the following amounts and ratios.
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SOURCESAMOUNT (KSHS.BILLIONS)PERCENTAGECONTRIBUTION (%)
RATES4.314SINGLE BUSINESSPERMITS1.65BILLBOARD ANDADVERTS0.83BUILDING PERMITS2.89CAR PARK1.9 6OTHER REVENUESOURCES3.210CENTRAL TRANSFERS16.953
TOTAL31.5100
 These are the traditional sources from which the defunct City Council of Nairobihas always relied to raise revenue. These sources have proved inadequate,unreliable and with an expanded mandate, the County Government needs tocome up with innovative and progressive sources of revenue. We are in theprocess of engaging expert input into this exercise. It is however, governmentpolicy that this exercise be subjected not only to public participation butscrutiny. As we present these proposals to you, it will be important that youtake note, interrogate the presentation and where necessary come up with yourinput. We will welcome and incorporate residents' contributions into theformulation of our budgets and running of the County in general.It is not enough to just table to you our sources of revenues. We must followthis up by equally tabling how we intend to spend these resources. The pictureof expenditure that raises its head at the national level also presents itself atthe Nairobi City County level. Of the
Kshs.31.5 billion
that the County kittyintends to raise,
Kshs.9.5 billion or 30%
of this will go to personnelemoluments; Kshs.4.8 billion or
15%
will be spent on operations;
Kshs.5.7billion
or an equivalent of 
19%
will be used to repay debts incurred by ourpredecessors; capital expenditure will cost Kshs.9.6 billion or
31%
of the Countybudget. This high expenditure on staff calls for a serious thought. I have beentold that this has been occasioned by a recent CBA that raised the salaries by
45%
bringing the monthly wage bill to
Kshs.800 million
from the previous
Kshs.550 million
. These pay-offs were back-dated to been to September,2012 and are yet to be honoured.At this juncture, it is important that I address your attention to the wastefulnessthat has come to be associated with public procurement systems. The PublicProcurement and Disposal Act is very clear on what is supposed to be donewhile procuring goods and services for public bodies. More often than not,public officials always invent ways to circumvent these guidelines and end upwasting a lot of public resources. I wish to commit myself before you that I willtry as much as possible to plug these loopholes that these officials employ inorder to curb the wanton wastefulness.
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 You will agree with me that this is a plague that has inflicted our society for solong and not one single hand or effort can effectively eradicate it. I will need toenlist the help of each and every one of you as whistleblowers to help eliminatethe vice, once and for all, from our society. It will be incumbent upon each andevery resident of this County to report any cases of impropriety to theauthorities for action. I will ensure that your concerns are acted uponimmediately and are kept as confidential as possible to shield you from possibleretaliation.I also wish to make a few comments about personnel emoluments. It is aninternationally accepted paradigm that for a public body to be sustainable, itshould only spend not more than 20% of its income on personnel emoluments.Any figure upwards of this, eats into resources that are required for use to meetthe objective of that organization. To address this anomaly, we will need tointensify our revenue collection to take care of these alarming figures or torationalize and restructure our workforce. It will not suffice to incorporate thescourge of rampant corruption and pilferage of County resources under thistheme. Then there is the monster of outstanding debts that the County has to grapplewith. As mentioned earlier, these debts stand at a colossal
Kshs.33.9 billion
todate. Half of these were loans amounting to
Kshs.15 billion
which wereborrowed to put up water infrastructure. Then there is Local Government LoanAuthority (LGLA)
(Kshs.3.8 billion),
Statutory debts
(Kshs.5 million).
Othercreditors
(Kshs.2 billion)
; LAPTRUST also claims an actuarial deficit of Kshs.3billion which is being contested by the County; Equity Bank
(Kshs.3.7 billion),
Co-op, Bank
(Kshs.0.4 billion).
Out of all these the Council intends toliquidate
Kshs.5.7 billion
in the Financial Year 2013 – 2014. The County isequally owed a staggering
Kshs 51.3 Billion
among five others GOK Rates
(KShs.1.8 Billion)
DOD
( Kshs. 33Billion)
Private Land arrears
( Kshs. 13.1Billion)
Kenya Power
( Kshs. 0.497 Billion)
and Others
( Kshs 2.9 Billion)
Under optimal budgetary conditions,
60%
of our income is supposed to be usedon capital development. The Nairobi City County only manages half of thisprojection. What this means is that, we have reserved less funds fordevelopment. We are thus not able to serve residents of this city as expectedand something must be done. Soon I will be presenting before the CountyAssembly various bills to address the anomalies.All along, as we embark on this journey of reclaiming the City of Nairobi, I willcount on your co-operation and support in order to succeed.
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