Counties to shutdown, governors decry lack of funds

Oparanya announces shut down of all county governments : The Standard

County governments are scheduled to shut down on September 17th after the Senate failed to pass the Revenue allocation formula for a record 10th time.

Council of Governors (CoG) chair Wycliffe Oparanya in a statement to newsrooms said the revenue stalemate has paralyzed operations in counties. All county staff have been directed to proceed on a two-week leave.

Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya said on Tuesday that the 47 devolved units are suffering and the only way to end their pain is for the National Treasury to release funds for running operations.

“The plan to shut down counties tomorrow (September 17) is on. Our bare minimum is that counties get at least 50 percent of the shareable revenue as advised by the Supreme Court, or at the very least, the release of the full allocations for the months of July, August and September,” Mr Oparanya told the Nation.

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