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Controller of Budget speaks on MCAs Car Grants Promise hours after BBI surpassed it minimum target

The Controller of Budget (CoB) on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 has issued a statement to clarify a report that was widely misinterpreted over the car grants promised to Members of the County Assemblies (MCAs).

The Controller of Budget, Margaret Nyakang’o has issued a press statement  stating that it did not rejected the car grant that was proposed for the Members of County Assembly (MCAs) but had only stated that the grant must follow the required process before it is granted.

“There are processes that must be followed to ensure that MCAs do not get into problems in terms of accounting for the grant,” a statement by the Controller of Budget, Margaret Nyakang’o read.

Nyakang’o also noted that the government has enough funds to cater for the car grants proposed for the Members of County Assembly (MCAs).

This comes after Nyakang’o had written to the Salary and Remuneration Commission (SRC) Chief Executive Officer Anne Gitau, seeking to stop the implementation of the car grant until some issues surrounding it are resolved.

The Controller of Budget boss noted that some counties are operating a mortgage and a car loan fund for the staff and members of the county assembly. 

“Some counties are operating one mortgage and car loan fund for the staff and members of the county assembly. It should be noted that in some counties, the kitty is not fully funded,” Nyakang’o stated.

She also claimed that she had received a number of requests from county governments urging her to implement the review of the car loan benefit to a transport facilitation benefit in form of a car grant.

“The office of the CoB has received numerous requests from county governments on the implementation of the review of the car loan benefit to a transport facilitation benefit in form of a car grant for speakers and MCAs,” she stated.

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