Health Ministry and Pension schemes set to get the most from next Financial Year

The government plans to spend Sh684 billion to implement various projects spread across the country in the 2019/20 financial year- a report tabled in the National Assembly by Leader of Majority Aden Duale reveals.

Out of the amount, Sh399 billion will be given by the Exchequer while Sh284.8 billion will be through foreign funding.

Some of the biggest beneficiaries of the allocation in the 2019/20 budget include the National Treasury Sh23 billion, Ministry of Health Sh19.9 billion, state department for social protection pensions and senior citizens Sh12.2 billion, Interior ministry Sh11.2 billion, the Presidency Sh1.6 billion, university education Sh7 billion and housing Sh13.1 billion.

Under the presidency, the government plans to spend Sh326 million to refurbish State Houses in Nairobi, Eldoret, Sagana, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Kakamega, Sh 88 million for general works at the Deputy President William Ruto’s office, Sh15.6 million for refurbishment of buildings at his Karen home, Sh 13 million for refurbishment of Harambee main house building  and Sh109.8 million for support to the office of the President and President’s Delivery Unit.

The Interior ministry docket has been allocated Sh11.1 billion out of which Sh393.2 million will go towards construction, establishment and refurbishment of various police housing units, Sh2.5 billion for police modernisation programmes, Sh2.8 billion for national secure communication surveillance system, Sh337.8 million for construction of police stations and police housing for the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Sh 656.1 million for construction of regional county and sub- county offices as well as Sh359m for refurbishment of 290 sub-county offices.

Others are Sh890 million for identity cards materials, Sh2 billion for the National Integrated Identity Management System, as well as Sh400 million for smart driving licences.

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