Government has been faulted by a section of Kenyans for setting aside Ksh. 2.4Billion to be spent by the ministry of Energy and Petroleum. The money is expected to be spent by the ministry in a public relations campaign.
The cash is expected to help in getting aprons, lesos, pens, brochures and other items. Kenyans are saying this should not happen at time when the Treasury is trying to control spending due to cash crunch.
According to a document seen by Opera News, Ksh. 70.5million is set aside to buy 1000 lesos, 3,000 aprons for Ksh. 211.5million and 500 caps for Ksh. 11.75million. A further Ksh. 23.5milion to be spent on 1,000 t-shirts in all counties and Ksh. 14.1million on 3,000 pens in every county.
The programme is expected to run for three years. Kenyans argue that the money is too much for a PR campaign at a time when the country is suffering and in a financial crisis. Many are saying that the money needs to be spent on other more important issues that can directly impact on the lives of ordinary Kenyan.
Kenyans want the government to rethink about the PR campaign and use the money wisely as it is not a priority at the moment.
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