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Women Parliamentarians rally for Key sectors Budgeting in Kenya



Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) in partnership with the Institute for Public Finance (IPF) held a breakfast meeting to explore ways on safeguarding key priority areas during Budgeting.

The discussions revolved around safeguarding sectors that are critical to the well being of the citizenry namely; Education, Health, Water, Agriculture and Social Protection.

The forum cited the underrepresentation of Women in Departmental Committees Leadership and on also on Budget and Appropriations Committee and one the obstacles in the cause of propelling gender issues.

To free up resources and minimize extreme deviations, IPF urged women legislators to address overlaps especially in development expenditutes which are confined to the 2024/25 Budget Policy Statement.

So as to address key priority sectors urgently, Women Parliamentarians resolved to leverage on the Public Participation window by submitting a presentation to the Budget and Appropriations Committee.

“The discrepancies between sector reports and the Budget Policy Statement ought to be addressed. As KEWOPA, we shall make a presentation and raise pertinent questions to the Budget Committee during this week’s Public Participation,” said KEWOPA vice chairperson Hon. Beatrice Elachi (Dagoretti North).

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