Wage bill shoots up as development in counties stagnates

What you need to know:

  • The office of the Controller of Budget notes that continued increase in the wage bill is unsustainable and will reduce spending on development.

  • Busia, Laikipia, Lamu, Marsabit, Meru, Siaya, Tharaka-Nithi and West Pokot yet to establish budget forums.

  • The forums usually provide a means for consultation by the devolved governments on issues relating to budgets, the economy and financial management.

Development expenditure by county governments dropped between July 2017 and March this year, a recent report by the Controller of Budget shows. 

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