MCAs must up game for devolution fruits - 9 months ago, 24 Maý 23:56
County Assembly members form the bedrock of devolution as they provide leadership at the grassroots and oversee resource use.
Increasingly, it is emerging that the MCAs wield enormous powers — starting with the fact that they approve county budgets and, in that way, direct development projects.
But we acknowledge that there are several gaps in regard to the roles of MCAs and, for that matter, county assemblies, which must be tackled.
A number of these have come out at the MCAs conference held in Mombasa this week.
Dubbed the Third Annual Legislative Summit, the meeting has had to grapple with the question of financial disbursement to the counties and the capacity of ward reps to legislate on county laws and check how public monies are used.
Part of the challenge is that, although so much is expected of the MCAs, they do not have the capacity and resources to deal with some ...
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