West Pokot County emerges top in the County Budget Transparency Survey 2022 by International Budget Partnership Kenya (IBP).
West Pokot County has emerged the top among 47 counties in the just released Kenya’s County Budget Transparency Survey 2022 by International Budget Partnership Kenya (IBP).
In the survey, West Pokot County published 10 out of 10 key budget documents in the 2022. Overall, the county scored an above average rate in the national budget transparency index.
Governor Simon Kachapin in his remarks during the forum said that budget transparency was a fundamental pillar of good governance.
He noted that counties needed to provide clear, accessible, and accurate information about how public resources were allocated and utilized.
“By promoting budget transparency, we empower our citizens to actively participate in decision-making processes, hold governments accountable, and contribute to the overall development of our region,” said the governor.
Dr. Abraham Rugo, Country Manager IBP Kenya emphasized on the need to improve budget and financial management transparency to ensure that public resources are properly utilized.
He termed West Pokot County a ‘trailblazer’ for financial transparency, urging other counties to follow suit.
The forum brought together partners such as UNICEF, Council of Governors representatives, Institute of Public Finance among other key stakeholders.