Benson Makali Mulu

Parties & Coalitions

All parliamentary appearances

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  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, let me be allowed to make my contribution. I think that is important. view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: The other thing I want to say is that, as a country, Kenya has decided to go for what we call programme-budgeting which is very important to this country. This is because through programme-budgeting, you are able to identify very clearly the expected output from all the resources which will be used. At the same time, you are also in a position to identify the expected results. view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, you must have heard about this statement made by Government officers, that is results for Kenya. We will not talk about results for The electronic version of the Official Hansard Report is for information purposesonly. A certified version of this Report can be obtained from the Hansard Editor. view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: Kenya, as a country, if we do not tailor our budget-making process to programme- budgeting where we are clearly on issues of output and results. I think this was a serious omission in terms of this Budget Policy Statement. We are saying that this was not presented to the Committee. As we move forward, we must demand, as a Committee, that any future presentation from the Executive is tailored to make sure that we get programme-budgeting. view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker, the other issue which is very important even as we move forward, and which I think the Executive must take very seriously is what we call “monitoring and evaluation”. As we discussed this budget, I asked myself where the position of monitoring and evaluation of this budget is. What am I saying? I am saying that every year this House provides resources to the Executive to use. However, as we get the Budget for next year, we hardly spend one or two minutes or we are hardly given information on what has been achieved by the ... view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: For example, if you read this Budget Policy Statement Paper, you will find that one of the challenges the Executive is facing is low absorption rates in terms of utilization of resources. This is not the first time we are getting this Statement because it comes every year. However, the Executive is not able to use the resources which are allocated by this House for the intended projects. I think we need to start saying that if we give a Ministry money and it is unable to use it, we have no business giving more money to that Ministry come ... view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: The other thing we also need to consider is the issue of costing of functions. When we met last with all the accounting officers as the Budget Committee we said this year – that was last year’s Budget – for us to allocate resources to Ministries and counties, we will need to see a clear costing of functions. If you read this Statement, you will find that, that issue still comes up. Even as we discuss this Budget, the issue of costing of functions has not been properly done. On what basis are we allocating resources? Is it on guess ... view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: On the issue of the wage bill, this Statement says that for the next two years the wage bill is expected to go up at the national level. That is the indicator which is given here. However, at the same time, we have devolved most of these functions. Is this not a contradiction? That the wage bill is expected to go up but at the same time--- The electronic version of the Official Hansard Report is for information purposesonly. A certified version of this Report can be obtained from the Hansard Editor. view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: Thank you, hon. Speaker. I think your question is very valid. While last year we had all the reasons to say that we could accept what was happening because Parliament came in late in the process, where the word “shall” is used, it simply means that if it is not done, then we should not approve the Budget as a House. That will be my clear interpretation of the process. But there is always the issue of, we represent Kenyans and if we do not approve the Budget, at the end of the day, the same people that we represent ... view
  • 18 Mar 2014 in National Assembly: There is no reason at all for the Executive not to achieve this requirement. When you look at them, they have all the resources they require in terms of manpower, money and logistical resources. They have no excuse. It is just a matter of trying to test whether this House takes the requirement seriously. view