Kisumu City is expected to come to life in November 2021 when it plays to host the Africities Summit.
According to a statement from the Council of Governors (CoG) and seen by Opera News, the Summit is aimed at improving the livelihoods of citizens.
In a statement released on Thursday, CoG Chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya said that the body was working together with the Ministry of Devolution and the County Government of Kisumu to make the event a success.
“We are jointly planning for the 9th edition of the Africities Summit that will be hosted in Kisumu County in November 2021,” said the CoG Chair who also doubles as the Kakamega Governor.
Opera News understands that The Africities is a Pan Africa conference that brings together the leadership of Cities and Subnational Governments and their Associations for the advancement of decentralization and local governance with the aim of improving the living standards of the citizens.
“We anticipate that the Summit will cover the lessons that the subnational Governments have learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic,” added the Governor.
On the issue of disbursement of the County Equitable Share, Governor Oparanya said that County Governments have only received disbursements for the month of July and August amounting to Sh52.2 Billion.
Governor Oparanya said, “We call upon the National Treasury to henceforth effect disbursements of the County Equitable share of revenue without undue delay as required by both the constitution and the PFM Act which stipulates that, “The National Treasury shall, at the beginning of every month, and in any event, not later than the fifteenth day from the commencement of the month, disburse monies to county governments for the expenditure of the following month.”
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