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North Eastern gets lion share of Uwezo Fund

Devolution C.S. Anne Waiguru

Ministry of Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru speaking during the Launch of the 2014 Economic Survey Report at KICC on April 29, 2014. PHOTO/EVANS HABIL

 

Constituencies in north eastern region got a lion share of the Sh5 billion Uwezo Fund in a move aimed at spurring economic growth in a region considered as marginalised.

A statement from the Devolution ministry headed by Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru, stated that the Sh5 billion Uwezo fund has been released to 290 constituencies.

Mandera South constituency got Sh31 million while Mandera North was awarded Sh25 million.

Daadab constituency got Sh21 million, Mandera West (Sh24 million), Barissa (Sh24 million), Lafey (Sh24 million), Wajir North (Sh23 million), Tarbaj (Sh21 million), Moyale (Sh20 million), Wajir East (Sh20 million), Wajir West (Sh20 million), while Eldas got 19 million.

Other constituencies in the region got between Sh17 million and Sh19 million.

Constituencies in Nairobi County were allocated the least amount with most of them getting between Sh14 million and Sh16 million.

Mathare, Kibra and Ruaraka were allocated Sh16 million.

Embakasi Central, Embakasi West, Embakasi East, Makadara and Starehe constituencies got Sh14 million.

Those that were allocated Sh15 million are Kamukunji, Embakasi North, Embakasi South, Kasarani, Roysambu, Langata, Dagoretti North, Dagoretti South and Westlands.

According to the Devolution ministry, 75 per cent out of the Sh6 billion allocated to the fund was distributed equally to all the constituencies.

“25 per cent has been disbursed on the basis of the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics poverty index for equilisation purposes,” the statement read.

The Ministry explained that another 180 million was set aside as administration fee for national and constituency offices while Sh465 million will be used for capacity building for fund beneficiaries and target groups.

 

– Nation

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