Machakos County Assembly Speaker Florence Mwangangi has said that for the coming 2021/2022 Financial Year, the county will prioritize major projects.
Speaking after attending public participation at AIC Tala in Matungulu sub-county the Speaker said that the country was faced with economic challenges due to covid-19 thus fewer resources available to the Counties.
“In the budget of 2021-2022 residents should know that the monies that have been allocated for the budget are less and it is not unique to the County of Machakos but globally because of the effects of covid-19. But we shall ensure we prioritize the major projects according to the opinions given by the residents,” said the Speaker.
The speaker also urged residents to show up in large numbers when there is public participation as a way of ensuring that all their opinions are well articulated.
“We have been collecting opinions on the budget in different sub-counties in Machakos concerning the budget and all those opinions will be put into considerations. My request is for Machakos residents to come for the meetings, I know that it is hard especially to reach those areas because times are hard,” she said.
The speaker was in the company of several MCAs who had accompanied her during public participation across the county.