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This is the second article under the BPS series. The first article was published by our staff writer Lucas Love. 

In this article we are proving an highlight of the priorities of national government in Financial year 2020/2021 and for the next three years. 

Highlights

  • National government is planning to roll out Universal Healthcare coverage to the remaining 43 counties starting earlier 2020;
  • National Housing Fund to be amended to make contributions voluntary;
  • Recently the National Police Service launched the digital occurrence book towards improving service delivery;
  • There are big plans to expand roads in Kenya. For instance, JKIA-Westlands Overpass (under construction), Mombasa-Nairobi Six lane expressway;
  • The Budget Policy Statement also provides information about Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) which is reported to have ferried 3.6 million passengers and 6.2 million tonnage of cargo;
  • Plans are underway for Phase 2B of Naivasha to Kisumu Standard Gauge Railway;
  • The national government has plans to construct a second runway at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) which is one of the goals under Vision 2030;
  • Under Sports, Nyayo Stadium is near completion;
  • The national government has reported that they have launched online land registry through which every Kenyan and investors can seamlessly search for land online;
  • Agira Digital Program and Presidential Digital Talent Programme are training youth on online jobs;
  • Recently government provided 3,100 youths internship in various public institutions;

Projections for FY 2020/2021 budget

  • The national government aims to collect Ksh. 2.1 trillion up from Ksh. 2 trillion in FY 2019/2020;
  • The National Treasury projects to spend Ksh. 2.7 trillion in Financial Year 2020/2021 out of which KES 576 billion will be spent on development and KES 1.7 Trillion;
  • The deficit is projected to be Ksh. 569.4 billion in FY 2020/2021 out of which Ksh. 247.3 billion will be from external loans while Ksh. 318.9 billion will be sourced from domestic loans;
  • County governments are projected to receive Ksh. 317 billion in FY 2020/2021 compared to Ksh. 316 billion in 2019/2020;
  • The budget for Judiciary is project to reduce to Ksh. 13.6 billion in FY 2020/2021 compared to Ksh. 19.2 billion in FY 2019/2020;
  • In 2020/2021, the national government aims to prioritize the completion of ongoing projects;
  • Health Sector is expected to be allocated Ksh. 112 billion in FY 2020/2021 which is an increase from Ksh. 92 billion in FY 2019/2020.
  • Education Sector is projected to receive Ksh. 507 billion in FY 2020/2021 which is an increase from Ksh. 92 billion in FY 2019/2020;
  • The education is boasting of a number of success stories such as 100% transition from primary to secondary school and the state has been paying exam fees;
  • The budgetary allocation for education sector to continue increasing to Ksh. 529 billion in FY 2021/2022 and Ksh. 544 billion in FY 2022/2023;
  • Nakuru and Eldoret were recognized as cities with the amendments of Urban Areas and Cities Act in 2017;
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