PAC COMMITTEE VISITS AN ECDE CENTRE AS FOLLOW UP ON AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT

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The Kakamega County Assembly Committee on Public Accounts and Investments (PAIC) has visited Mwiyala Primary school in Lurambi Sub-County to establish whether or not the school has an Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) centre constructed by the county government of Kakamega.
The committee was prompted to visit the institution following a report by the Auditor General for the 2016/2017 Financial Year (FY), which stated that the county executive disbursed Ksh. 2.5 million to the school for the construction of an ECDE centre but the project was non- existent.
On Wednesday, the PAC committee led by its chairperson, Hon. Rodgers Nato, visited the school and established that an ECDE centre was constructed although it was not clear under which financial year the project was implemented.
“We have moved to the ground as a committee and found out that there is a modern ECDE centre at Mwiyala primary school. However, we have noted that the contractor did not do good work because already there are cracks on the floor. We will write a report and present it to the House,” Hon. Nato pointed out.
The Assembly passed the Kakamega County Early Childhood Development and Education law in 2013 to enable the county executive implement a comprehensive pre-schooling and EDCE so as to achieve goals of Basic Education for all residents
The committee is set to visit several projects that have been adversely mentioned in the auditor general’s report for the FY 2016/17.
They include the multimillion governor’s official residence which is being constructed in Lugari sub-County and the construction of Lwandeti Ward office where a private developer sued the county government claiming ownership of the land.
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