The committee members unveilled by Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka to be in charge of the County Scholarship and Ward bursary programmes will start vetting the beneficiaries on Tuesday 10th January, 2023.
Governor Lusaka, who inaugurated the members of the ward Bursary management and county Scholarship committees at the county Headquarters on Monday, said the two committees members have underwent training, and will be tasked with the management and disbursement of the Bursary fund and the Scholarship program amounting to Ksh 530 Million for this financial year (2022- 2023)
The County chief thanked the Bungoma County MCAs for their leadership and commitment in supporting the Bursary fund, urging them to ensure fair allocation of the bursaries.
The County boss reiterated his administration’s commitment in supporting needy students at various educational institutions.
“I commit to continue supporting needy and bright children across Bungoma to ensure continuity of the Scholarship program and make education more accessible to those who otherwise face seemingly insurmountable economic barriers,” said Lusaka.
Lusaka announced that the vetting and revetting of the Scholarship applicants for 2023 will commence tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the village level.
The event was attended by MPs Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Martin Wanyonyi (Webuye East), Majimbo Kalasinga (Kabuchai), the County Executive Committee Members, County Assembly and other invited education stakeholders and residents of Bungoma
At the same time, Governor Lusaka received the final reports from three task forces on Human Resources, Pending Bills and the Scholarship Programme.
The task force on scholarship chaired by Ferdinand Nabiswa, handed over their report on the exact number of beneficiaries, qualification criteria, Budgetary allocations, actual fee balances for beneficiaries among other issues.
The task force on human resources chaired by lawyer Amos Makokha presented a detailed report on the exact number of County staff and identification of casuals who won a court case against the county, the statutory deductions of county workers and their state of remittance.
The pending bills task force chaired CPA Rashid Simiyu established the actual list of pending bills, evidence of work done/goods delivered, physical verification among others.
Speaking after receiving the reports, Lusaka called on the members of the county Assembly to take legislation action against those who will be held accountable.
“The report will guide us to correct and bring sanity to our county. If I will ask you to step aside for investigation, please comply,” said Lusaka.