As directed by IBEC in it’s 17th meeting to fast-track the pending liabilities settlements, IGRTC continues to engage various stakeholders owed by counties. So far, we have held engagements with CPF, Laptrust, NSSF and Lapfund. Yesterday and today, IGRTC organized for a validation workshop bringing together county executive members in charge of finance and the CPF financial services. The meeting saw counties validate their figures and develop a raft of resolutions to guide the settlement of the debts. Key among them is the waiver by CPF on interests. The function saw Tana River and Kwale enter into a legal agreement to offset the historical debts. In her closing remarks, IGRTC Vice Chair Saadia Kontoma urged counties to make use of the waivers and develop payment plans ahead of the elections. The CPF CEO Mr Kili thanked IGRTC for the successful coordination that has seen the organisation realize strides towards getting funds for pensioners. He promised to continue engaging counties and grow the relationship. On his part, the CECM caucus chair Mr Babwoya reiterated the county’s commitment to address the issue, support pension remittance, capture the payment plans in handing over reports and put in place policies to avoid future backlog of the bills.The thematic chair Mrs Angeline Hongo said IGRTC is committed to ensure the liabilities are fully settled as directed by IBEC and will keep engaging all stakeholders owed including individual creditors on the settlements Members present included John Burugu, Wilson Pere, Linet Mavu, Perminus Ndimitu and the technical team led by Ag CEO Agnes Ndwiga, CPF Team, Multi agency team and CECM from 21 County Governments.
Lydia PlainoValidation workshop on County Pending Bills.