Kitui County Government 2023/2024 Financial Year Budget was passed on 14th June 2023 becoming the first County to approve its budget estimates.
The Budget Committee report was tabled by Zacheus Syengo (MCA Voo/Kyamatu) who is the chair of the Budget and Appropriations Committee and was passed unanimously by the Members of the Kitui County Assembly. Here is the breakdown of the budget according to each County Department.
The office of the Governor has a recurrent budget of 1.1 Billion and a development budget of 800 Million bringing totaling 1.9 Billion. Office of the Deputy Governor has a total budget of 225 Million with 181 Million of the total going to the recurrent estimates and the remaining 44 Million to the development budget.
Department of Agriculture, Water and Irrigation has a total budget of 621 Million where 101 Million is for recurrent and 519 Million for development.
Department of Education, Training and Skills Development has a total of 1 Billion where 851 million goes to the recurrent budget and 175 Million is the development budget.
The Department of Roads, Public Works and Transport has a total budget of 663 Million with a recurrent budget of 171 Million and a development budget of 492 Million.
The County Department of Health and Sanitation has been allocated a total budget of 3.6 Billion with a recurrent budget of 3.4 Billion and 209 Million as the development budget. It has more budget than any other department in the county.
The Department of Trade, Industry, MSMEs, Innovation and Cooperatives has a total budget of 396 Million where 160 Million goes to the recurrent budget and the remaining 236 Million is the development budget.
Department of Energy, Environment, Forestry, Natural, and Mineral Resources has a total budget of 249 Million with a recurrent budget of 86 Million and a Development Budget of 154 Million.
The Department of Culture, Gender, Youth, ICT, Sports, and Social Services is allocated a total budget of 186 Million where 103 Million is the recurrent budget and 82 Million is the development budget.
The Department of Finance, Economic Planning, and Revenue Management has a total budget of 514 Million with the total amount being recurrent estimates.
County Public Service Board has a total budget of 75 Million where 60 Million is the recurrent budget and 15 million is the development budget.
County Assembly Service Board has a total budget of 909 Million which goes to the recurrent expenditure.
Kitui Municipality is allocated a total budget of 168 Million where the recurrent budget is 77 Million and the development budget is 90 Million.
Mwingi Town Administration is allocated a total budget of 91 Million with 53 Million going to the recurrent expenditure and 38 Million going to the development budget.
Department of Agriculture and Livestock has a total budget of 1 billion where 356 Million of the total budget is recurrent expenditure while 650 Million is development budget.
The Department of Lands, Housing and Urban Development has a total budget of 166 Million with the recurrent budget having 92 Million allocation and the development budget having 73 Million.
The total recurrent expenditures for the county are 8.3 Billion while the development budget is 3.5 Billion leading to a total budget of 11.8 Billion. Development Budget represents 30 percent allocation of the total Budget and meets the threshold as per PFMA 2012.
Missed our earlier story on the highlights and key focus areas for every department, check it out below;