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Nairobi, 29th August, 2019

 

The Danish government will support Kenya to the tune of Sh 13 billion in the next Danish support to Kenya development Programme, Danish Ambassador H.E Mette Knudsen has said.


She further said that the Danish government will soon disburse some sh 468,750,000 to support health facility operations and maintenance in all the 47 Counties under the Universal Health Care programme. She said that the amount, which is fifty per cent of the funds allocated for the financial year 2019/20, will shortly be expended to the National Treasury for onward disbursement to the counties.

 


The ambassador made the disclosure today when she paid a courtesy call on National Treasury Principal Secretary Dr. Julius Muia at the Treasury Building.


She added that Denmark will continue supporting Kenya in the ongoing Public Financial Management Reforms which is being spearheaded by the National Treasury.


Dr. Muia, on behalf of the Kenyan government, thanked the Danish government for the continuing cordial relation and support in the financial, health, water, energy, environment and water sectors among others.


The Principal Secretary called on all government entities to ensure that funds from development partners were prudently utilized for the intended purpose.
He urged government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to plan well in project/programme implementation and adhere to set timelines to avoid low absorption funds.

 

 

The PS national treasury and planning Dr Julius Monzi Muia (L) accompanied by the national treasury officials during a meeting with the Danish Ambassador H.E Mette Knudsen (R) who was also accompanied by one of her officials today at the Principal Secretary`s office.

 

 

 

 

Photos by Tonny Ngala