Budget Controller raises alarm over high wage bill
Agnes Odhiambo says more than 41 per cent or Sh252 billion of recurrent expenditure (Sh611 billion) at the national level goes to paying salaries while 67 per cent or Sh111 billion of recurrent expenditure (Sh166 billion) in counties went to salaries. Nairobi, Homa Bay and Baringo counties topped the list of highest spenders on personnel emoluments while Siaya, Mandera and Isiolo were the least spenders. The Budget and Appropriations Committee resolved to develop guidelines for budget ceilings in ministries and departments before the next budget cycle.
The Treasury allocated counties Sh210 billion for meeting development and recurrent budget for this financial year, out of which Sh10.72 billion went to paying salaries in the first quarter. Nairobi County has allocated Sh10.4 billion or 59.2 per cent out of its annual recurrent budget of Sh17.6 billion) billion for salaries while Siaya, with an annual recurrent expenditure Sh2.8 billion, will spend Sh538.5 million (9.2 per cent) to meet staff salaries.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Business Daily AfricaSimilar Stories