MPs seek to cut air travel costs by State officers
All State officers and civil servants will travel in economy class on local flights and no higher than business class on international trips if the government implements a motion supported by a majority of MPs. Only the President and the Deputy President, the Speakers and Deputy Speakers of Parliament and the Chief Justice and his deputy will be exempted from this rule. All others affected will foot the cost of upgrades from economy or business class and the decision would take place with immediate effect and the respective accounting officers directed to take necessary action.
Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman Mutava Musyimi captured the essence of their contributions. “We have a culture, understanding and philosophy as a people that government is a place you go to make money.
Government is not a place you go to serve. That’s why government has become a major employer.
It is a suicidal culture,” said. Rev Musyimi lamented that even in the on-going drama at the Judiciary, the development at the county level and in the general service in government, there is no shortage of opportunities for “seepage and corruption” involving taxpayers’ money.
He said that in the next budget cycle, the committee would be “ruthless” and the committee would not approve a shilling more than is necessary for the running of any ministry. Mr Kamau said he was preparing a Bill to turn the proposal in a law and which would have provisions for the punishment of those who break that law.
VOTE SET FOR THURSDAY The motion will be put to the vote when the National Assembly meets Thursday. James Nyikal (Seme, ODM) proposed that the only exception to the proposal should have been the President and the Deputy President.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily NationSimilar Stories