The education sector is the biggest beneficiary in the Sh. 3.3 Trillion 2022/2023 Budget read on Thursday by Finance Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani with the sector getting allocation of a whopping Sh. 544.4 billion shillings.
From the Ksh. 544 Billion, Teachers Service Commission will receive Ksh. 296 Billion to recruit and train more teachers.
Sh. 12 Billion will be used to fund Free Primary Education, Sh. 4 Billion for CBC class room construction, Sh. 5 billion for national examinations, Sh. 2.8 billion Shillings for primary and secondary school infrastructure with another Sh. 1.9 Billion for school feeding program.
“Mr. Speaker, to support transition from primary education to junior secondary education under the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC), Ksh 4.billion has been set aside for the construction of classrooms; to support school infrastructure development and ensure safe learning in our schools, I have proposed an allocation of Ksh 2.8 billion for Primary and Secondary schools’ infrastructure and Ksh 1.8 billion for construction and equipping of Technical Training Institutes and Vocational Training Centres,” Yatani said.
Second biggest beneficiary is affordable housing program which has been allocated Sh. 227.7 billion, Sh8.7 billion will be used for the construction of affordable housing units.
The National security has been allocated 203 billion Shillings. Out of the 203 billion shillings, 30 billion shillings will go for Correctional Services.
Health sector is also a major beneficiary getting an allocation of Sh. 146 billion, Sh. 62 Billion will be used to steer Universal Health Coverage program, Sh. 16 billion will be used to fight HIV and Aids and another Sh.7 billion has been allocated for purchase of Covid-19 vaccines. Maternity Services will get Sh. 4 Billion.
In order to curb corruption and to improve oversight, the government has allocated Ethics and anti-Corruption Commission Sh. 3.6 Billion, Directorate of Criminal Investigations Sh. 8.4 Billion, DPP Sh. 3.4 Billion, Auditor General Sh. 6.4 Billion and parliament Sh. 50 Billion.
Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission has been allocated additional Sh. 21.7 Billion this financial year to conduct the General Elections.
“In order to facilitate the 2022 General Elections, we allocated Sh.22.9 Billion in the current financial year 2021/22 and I now propose 21.7 billion in the financial year 2022/23 to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission,” Yatani stated.
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