The Nairobi County Assembly has vowed to pass the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill without any hesitation.
The MCAs on Sunday, January 30, led by Deputy Majority Whip Waithera Chege, urged their colleagues in other parts of the country to pass the Bill for the benefit of Kenyans, and not for the car grant pledge made by President Uhuru.
‘We have resolved to pass BBI with or without car grants, for we believe it has many benefits for devolution. Likewise, I am asking my counterparts countrywide to pass the Bill for the benefit the of the future generation," stated Ms Chege.Nairobi MCAs During a Session at the AssemblyFile
Ms Chege who represents the South B Ward maintained that the Bill was the only sure way of ensuring increased allocation of funds to counties from 15 percent to 35 percent.
"This will ensure equitable distribution and development in the wards. The additional resources will ensure service delivery is not constrained due to limited resources," stated Ms Chege.
On his part, Minority Leader Michael Ogada vouched for the Bill, arguing that it would ensure ward development is not left at the mercy of governors.
Majority Whip Paul Kados noted that if passed, the proposed seven-year tax break would benefit the youth who venture in business.
He added that the BBI proposes the establishment of business incubation centres to provide business advisory services including government contracts and capital.
"I can tell you without any doubt that all our MCAs will support the Bill. I will mobilise members to vote for the document," said Paul Kados.
The law requires that the referendum Bill be passed by at least 24 county assemblies before it proceeds to parliament.Nairobi MCAs Cause a Scene in the County Assembly.File
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