County Government of Bungoma has today received approval from the Controller of Budget (COB) to vary its vote-heads and allow for the payment of salaries to staff for the months of May and June.
By necessity, the COB sanctions to pay come in the wake of a failure by the County Assembly of Bungoma to approve a Supplementary Budget through which the Executive had sought clearance to vary budgets and address specific salary deficits in a number of departments in the County. The same appropriation shall be regularised in the 2021-2022 County budget.
Following the approval, staff members will start receiving salaries in their accounts from the afternoon of Wednesday, July 7th to Friday, July 9th, 2021.
From the outset, I wish to apologise to our staff for the inconvenience occasioned by the late payment of salaries. I also wish to thank you for your patience and commitment to serve through this difficult period.
As a Government, we hold you in high regard with a knowledge and understanding that our vision to serve the great people of Bungoma singularly hinges on your valuable input.
Good bless you and your families.
H.E. (Hon) Wycliffe Wafula Wangamati (FIA)
GOVERNOR – BUNGOMA COUNTY