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Workshop on pending bills in Naivasha

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The Principal Secretary ministry of Devolution Mr. Julius Korir today officially opened a two day workshop on pending bills (pension) inherited from the defunct Local Authorities organinized by CPF, inconjuction with IGRTC for County Governments. 
The workshop is seeking to provide settlement mechanisms to the Ksh 48.2b bills that have been outstanding for over 9 years as directed by the IBEC in May 2022. In his remarks, the PS noted that counties have prioritized payment of current bills and ignored the inherited ones. He said that an interagency committee has been put up to engage both levels of Government & Stakeholders to come up with solutions that will be documented as part of the handing over reports during transition after 9th August 2022. 
In her remarks, Thematic chair of Assets and Liabilities, Mrs Angeline Hongo said IGRTC undertook the identification and validation of the assets & Liabilities of the defunct Local Authorities and compiled this data into a consolidated report that outlined the various settlement options for counties. She urged the counties to utilize the documents and settle the Liabilities to ease the suffering creditors and citizens. 
On his part, CPF General Managing Director Mr Hosea Kili appreciated IGRTC for organizing the workshop saying it goes a long way in providing the ultimate solutions to pension remittance. Kili said that intergovernmental relations is a crucial pillar and CPF hoped the session will guide the journey to settle the bills today and after Elections.
The chair of the CECM finance caucus Mr Mathew Babwoya on his part said that 24 counties have made efforts to settle the pending bills and will continue to ensure payments are finalized. The chair also urged the national government to fast track the payment of the debts in lieu of rates owed to counties to have it form part of the settlement option. He reiterated that counties are committed to ensure amicable solutions are reached under better fiscal conditions. 
IGRTC chair Kithinji Kiragu emphasized the importance of pension remittance towards retiring employees renumeration. He urged the county CECMs to ensure they put in place mechanisms for posterity to ensure compliance by subsequent office holders.
The forum that’s bringing together CECMs of finance and internal auditors across all the 47 counties, CPF team and Representatives of the Office of Controller of Budget, Commission on Revenue Allocation, National Treasury, Retirement Benefits Authority and office of the auditor general is seeking to draw a roadmap that will see the Liabilities matter put to rest.
IGRTC Members present include Vice chair Saadia Kontoma, Angeline Hongo, Wilson Pere, John Burugu, Linet Mavu and Alice Mayaka, while the Technical team is led by Ag CEO Agnes Ndwiga.

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PS Devolution giving remarks at the pending Bills Workshop

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The Principal Secretary ministry of Devolution Mr. Julius Korir today officially opened a two day workshop on pending bills (pension) inherited from the defunct Local Authorities organinized by CPF, inconjuction with IGRTC for County Governments. 
The workshop is seeking to provide settlement mechanisms to the Ksh 48.2b bills that have been outstanding for over 9 years as directed by the IBEC in May 2022. In his remarks, the PS noted that counties have prioritized payment of current bills and ignored the inherited ones. He said that an interagency committee has been put up to engage both levels of Government & Stakeholders to come up with solutions that will be documented as part of the handing over reports during transition after 9th August 2022. 
In her remarks, Thematic chair of Assets and Liabilities, Mrs Angeline Hongo said IGRTC undertook the identification and validation of the assets & Liabilities of the defunct Local Authorities and compiled this data into a consolidated report that outlined the various settlement options for counties. She urged the counties to utilize the documents and settle the Liabilities to ease the suffering creditors and citizens. 
On his part, CPF General Managing Director Mr Hosea Kili appreciated IGRTC for organizing the workshop saying it goes a long way in providing the ultimate solutions to pension remittance. Kili said that intergovernmental relations is a crucial pillar and CPF hoped the session will guide the journey to settle the bills today and after Elections.
The chair of the CECM finance caucus Mr Mathew Babwoya on his part said that 24 counties have made efforts to settle the pending bills and will continue to ensure payments are finalized. The chair also urged the national government to fast track the payment of the debts in lieu of rates owed to counties to have it form part of the settlement option. He reiterated that counties are committed to ensure amicable solutions are reached under better fiscal conditions. 
IGRTC chair Kithinji Kiragu emphasized the importance of pension remittance towards retiring employees renumeration. He urged the county CECMs to ensure they put in place mechanisms for posterity to ensure compliance by subsequent office holders.
The forum that’s bringing together CECMs of finance and internal auditors across all the 47 counties, CPF team and Representatives of the Office of Controller of Budget, Commission on Revenue Allocation, National Treasury, Retirement Benefits Authority and office of the auditor general is seeking to draw a roadmap that will see the Liabilities matter put to rest.
IGRTC Members present include Vice chair Saadia Kontoma, Angeline Hongo, Wilson Pere, John Burugu, Linet Mavu and Alice Mayaka, while the Technical team is led by Ag CEO Agnes Ndwigah.

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Disaster Management Report Launch.

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Disaster risk management is key towards mitigation of the impacts of disaster and help sustain the socio-economic investments across our counties. In 2019, IGRTC through an inter agency team set out the journey to unbundle the disaster function that has culminated into a report that was launched today.
The report opines areas that both levels of Government should do to mainstream disaster risk management and held achieve development goals, and move from disaster response to disaster reduction. 
In her opening remarks, thematic chair Mrs Linet Mavu said that the report was a great milestone for the national and county governments towards the growing concern of disasters. She thanked IGRTC and the Partners for making the report a success and called upon implementation of the resolutions therein. 
IGRTC chair Mr Kithinji Kiragu noted that both levels of Government serve the same citizens and the report guides the approach to disaster and how both levels of Government consult, cooperate and coordinate towards delivery of this important function. 
The chief Guest Ag Cs Devolution Hon. Eugene Wamalwa thanked IGRTC and UNDP for the all important report that will go a long way in helping mitigate various risks. While appreciating the vital role the report will play, the CS called upon counties to use the report to plan and align their programs with disaster risk management and climate change aspects. 
Stakeholders present included IGRTC Members, UNDP officials, Council of Governors, NDMA, Department of special Programs, officials from county Governments and non state agencies.

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IGRTC hosting Intergovernmental consultation forum for Water sector from 9th- 10th March 2021 in Nairobi

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The 2 day Water sector Intergovernmental consultative forum was held on 9th and 10th March. It was organized by IGRTC and sponsored by UNDP. It has officially ended today with Mrs. Angeline Hongo delivering the closing remarks on behalf of Ag Chairman, Mr. John Burugu.

She emphasized the need of the Intergovernmental water sector forum as an engagement platform between the Ministry of Water and county governments to deliberate on matters of mutual interest of the sector. She called for enhanced cooperation and consultation amongst various stakeholders for effective and efficient service delivery within the sector.

During the final day of the consultation forum, , stakeholders dealt on Intergovernmental Water Sector issues by receiving presentations from water entities including National Water harvesting and Storage Authority, Water Services Regulatory Board and National Irrigation Authority (NIA). The Joint Agriculture Sector Consultative and Coordination Mechanism (JASCCOM), an intergovernmental structure in the agriculture sector also made a presentation. The forum enabled dissemination and engagement on the water function cutting across issues of effective water harvesting & development of flood control, Irrigation status and potential in community based Irrigation, capacity building and lessons from the already in place Agriculture Intergovernmental sector.

The consultative forum outlined 8 resolutions and tasked IGRTC, Council of Governors, Ministry of Water, Sanitation & Irrigation, and Ministry of Devolution and Asals to follow up on the implementation of the resolutions to address and unlock the potential of effectively delivering the water function to Kenyans. The 8 pointer resolutions include:

1) Water sector governance

2) Capacity building

3) Water Resource Management

4) Intergovernmental Relations

5) Monitoring and Evaluation

6) Funding

7) Intersectoral consultative meetings

8) Unbundling of water functions

Margaret KorirIGRTC hosting Intergovernmental consultation forum for Water sector from 9th- 10th March 2021 in Nairobi
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IGRTC Members paid a courtesy call to CRA on 17th Feb 2021

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IGRTC team today paid a courtesy call to Commission on Revenue Allocation CRA to discuss areas of partnership in Devolution on areas of cooperation, consultations, collaboration, and synergy in resources allocations for devolved functions.

Other areas included Pragmatic solutions to the settlement of Assets and Liabilities of DLAs, & general fiscal management including handling of Pending Bills which are intergovernmental in nature hence the need for consultations between the CRA and IGRTC for delivery.

Present during the consultative meeting was the CRA team led by the Chairperson Dr. Jane Kiringai and IGRTC team led by Ag. Chairman Mr. John Burugu.

 

 

 

Margaret KorirIGRTC Members paid a courtesy call to CRA on 17th Feb 2021
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IGRTC Paid a courtesy call to National Land Commission

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This morning, Acting Chairman IGRTC Mr. John Burugu together with Members Dr. Perminus Ndimitu, Mrs. Linet Mavu, Mrs. Saadia Kontoma, Mr. Wilson ole Pere, Mrs. Angelina Hongo, and CEO Peter Leley paid a courtesy call to the National Lands Commission offices to discuss key areas of partnership in safeguarding public land held by National and County Governments; dispute resolutions through ADR and synergy in matters that enhance Intergovernmental relations.

Mr. Burugu called for cooperation and consultation of the two agencies in handling Intergovernmental land disputes in counties. NLC chairman Gershom Otachi welcomed the partnership and engagement to better intergovernmental Relations and amicably solve disputes involving state corporationsand the two levels of Government.

Other NLC commissioners present included Vice Chair Gertrude Nduku, Commissioners Hon.Tiyah Galgalo, Ms. Hubbie Hussein Hon. Esther Mathenge, Prof. J.K Tuitok, and Ag. CEO Kabale Tache.
Collaborative & information sharing meetings will be planned by NLC/ IGRTC Technical Team guided by both CEOs.

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Margaret KorirIGRTC Paid a courtesy call to National Land Commission
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