“A prosperous county committed to prudent financial management and economic planning”.
“To provide high quality financial, economic and advisory services through efficient and
effective fiscal planning, resource mobilization, budget administration, coordination,
formulation and implementation of policies and programs for accelerated, equitable and
sustainable development for the citizens of Busia County”.
C. Performance Overview and Background for Programmes
The department consists of six directorates; Budget and Economic Planning, Accounting services, Audit, Supply chain management, Revenue and ICT which are committed to attaining high levels of prudence in financial management,financial reliability and sustainability, high quality service delivery and optimum structural, institutional and human capacity through transparency and accountability, integrity, professionalism,
creativity and innovation, citizen participation, team spirit and patriotism.
Revenue automation is one of the major projects being implemented by the department. It was initiated in FY 2015/16 in partnership with Strathmore University targeting to streamline all revenue sources thus boosting revenue collection. The department has also partnered with Safaricom Kenya to further support automation of revenue collection through digital revenue payment platform of Lipa na Mpesa. The department will continue to spearhead resource mobilization, prudent resource management and accountability for quality service delivery and implementation of projects.
In FY 2019/20, the department plans to increase network connectivity in all sub county revenue offices, sub county hospitals and Busia County Referral Hospital which will enhance revenue collection; establish an automated integrated valuation roll for Lands and property so as to increase rates and rents collection and accountability; automated trailer park; automated monitoring and evaluation system; and one stop revenue banking hall at
the County Treasury.
In the medium term, the department through the directorate of ICT intends to undertake the following projects so as to effectively and efficiently deliver its services to the public; Install structured cabling for the referral hospital and the remaining sub counties; GIS resource mapping for revenue automation; implementation of the second phase for the County ERP; Increase MPLS connectivity to sub counties; create a Sinology backup; install Biometric access and alarm system on key County Facilities; installation and configuration of Firewall for the prevention of cyber-attacks and other intrusions on County system; installation of CCTV system for security purposes at Busia County Referral Hospital and the County treasury and rolling out an integrated Revenue Collection and Management Systems.
To undertake these programmes, the 2019/20- 2021/2022 MTEF estimates for the sector are projected to be Ksh 2,481,649,242. For the FY 2019/20 Ksh.749,986,490 has been set aside for the sector. For 2020/21 and 2021/22 the projections are Ksh 824,601,311 and Ksh. 907,061,442 respectively.
D. Programme Objectives
General Administration and Support services
Improve Efficiency in co-ordination of service delivery to county departments
Financial management, Control and Development services
To enhance public financial management in the County
Information and Communication Services
To improve ICT Services in the County
To enhance uniformity in development across the County