A delegation from the UNDP and Office of the Auditor General has this morning paid a courtesy call to Busia Governor, H.E Sospeter Ojaamong to discuss matters Consolidating Gains and Deepening Devolution in Kenya, a two week UN joint Devolution Programme.
The program sponsored by UNDP and run by the Council of Governors is to the tune of Ksh3billon, and is meant to support 14 counties including Busia.
It’s aimed at improving Audit opinions on Public Finance Management of the targeted counties to mitigate audit issues especially on procurement matters.
Governor Ojaamong appreciated the program stating that it will help Busia County identify its weak areas and strengthen them.
” We are happy that we are the only county selected to be amongst the ASAL counties to benefit from the program and therefore we shall fully participate to its logical conclusion,” he said.
Mr. Godfrey Dienya, the Director Audit from Siaya County who led the delegation said that the team will help the county sort out both policy and administrative issues, identify priority areas for donor support then escalate the issues to the donors for support.
The team will work closely with the Busia County Finance department and will penetrate through other departments.
In attendance was the Deputy Governor, H.E Moses Mulomi, County Secretary Nicodemus Mulaku, CEC Finance Phaustine Baraza, Chief of Staff Robert Papa and Chief Officer in the office of Deputy Governor, Patrice Lumumba among others.