MPs adjourn mini budget debate over CDF row
MPs forced adjournment of debate on the Sh19 billion Supplementary Budget II Wednesday evening, to allow the government to provide a firm commitment that a balance of Sh5.4 billion for CDF will not be returned to the Treasury at the end of the month. Gem MP Jakoyo Midiwo rallied colleagues against passing the mini budget meant to secure funds to run government services until the end of the financial year arguing that approving the same without the CDF allocation will amount to breach of law. He said the CDF Act does not allow the Treasury to allocate less than 2.5 per cent of the total national revenue to the constituencies.His argument followed revelation by the Budget and Appropriation Committee and the committee on CDF that they had agreed to lent the Treasury the Sh5.4 billion CDF balance to finance the Free Day Secondary Education.
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