Busia Governor Dr. Paul Otuoma has unveiled a team of eleven Eminent Persons that will sit in the County Budget and Economic Forum (CBEF) to spearhead the budgeting process.
The team which will function as a think-tank for his administration on matters finance and economic management has former Attorney General and Busia Senator Amos Wako and former Nambale and Finance Minister Chris Okemo who will represent the elderly and the interests professionals groups.
Addressing journalists in Busia, Dr. Otuoma exuded confidence in the team noting that the forum offers his government a platform to consult widely on various aspects of public policy, planning and finance management.
Okemo and Wako challenged the forum to identify at least four flagship projects akin to National Government’s Big Four development agenda that can be implemented progressively in subsequent budgets.
Wako advised that in order to address the challenges bedelving the county, courageous leadership and drastic measures will be required.
He added to that the main purpose is to provide a means of consultation by the county government on the preparation of county plans, the County Fiscal Strategy Paper, the Budget Review and Outlook Paper for the county.