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  • 15 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: I was just saying that we may need to reword it. This is a matter of drafting. Procedurally, we need to get the information right. The PBO should write through the Clerk because that is the normal procedure in Parliament. So, it is a matter of wording. I do not think you want the Director, PBO, to write directly to the Treasury. It has to be through the normal procedure. To me, this amendment is very important because the PBO assists Parliamentary Committees on matters of the Budget in analysing, forecasting and all other important issues of the Budget. It ... view
  • 15 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairlady. This is an important amendment to this law. Just to make sure that we have no fears, as has been expressed by our colleagues, three months to a general election would be around June. It would be unfortunate for any Accounting Officer to initiate a procurement process in June when the financial year is coming to a closure to pave way for a new financial year. This is just to make sure that people have procurement plans that are properly planned. One should do all his procurements before June. This law is only applicable ... view
  • 15 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairlady, just as you said earlier on, this amendment was taking away the power of Parliament, namely, the National Assembly and the Senate in terms of Vote on Account by providing that the Government can withdraw money without Parliamentary approval on Vote on Account. Clause 14 states that in case there is a delay in terms of the County Allocation of Revenue Bill being passed by county assemblies, county governments can withdraw money on Vote on Account without the approval of county assemblies. This should be deleted, so that assemblies at both levels approve Vote on Account ... view
  • 15 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairlady. What is coming out from this amendment, which I support as a Member of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, is 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
  • 15 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: that the Controller of Budget is an independent office and we do not want independent offices to be under directions from other offices. We need to allow this office to do its work without any interference. If it is a matter of loans, they are aware of what they should do and the Constitution gives them the mandate to operate without directions from anybody. view
  • 15 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: I support. view
  • 15 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairlady, we need some details from the Vice- Chairman of the Departmental Committee on Finance, Planning and Trade. What he is deleting is in line with the practice. Even at the national level, we do not allow amendments beyond 10 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
  • 15 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: per cent of the Annual Estimates. When it comes to the Supplementary Budget, one of the parameters which we look at to check whether the National Treasury is adhering to the requirements of the law is whether any of the programmes have been amended beyond 10 per cent of what was budgeted for. Unless we are saying that we want double standards for the national Government and county governments, this amendment is just aligning the practice at the national level with county governments to say that if you are serious with planning and budgeting, once you come up with your ... view
  • 15 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: So, I urge the Vice-Chair of the Committee to reconsider this deletion because it adds value to public finance management, but it is his amendment. I plead with him. It is an important amendment. view
  • 14 Feb 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Chairman. I want to support this amendment. Just as the Leader of the Majority Party has explained, we are all aware that approval of Executive appointments is done by the National Assembly and not a Committee of Parliament. So, this is just to align this Bill with other Bills of the House. I support. view