Treasury Secretary Ukur Yatani has appointed Yusuf Mbuno to head the National Government Constituencies Development Fund (NG-CDF) for three years, after serving in an acting capacity for the last 11 years.
The appointment was announced through a gazette notice published on Friday and will be in effect from May 7. “The Cabinet secretary for the National Treasury, with the approval of the National Assembly, appoints Yusuf Mbuno to be the chief executive officer of the board of the National Government Constituencies Development Fund,” said Mr Yatani in the notice.
Mr. Yatani had earlier nominated Mohamed Hussein Abdille for the position a move Members of Parliament did not agree with leading to a power tussle. The lawmakers had last month unanimously approved the nomination of Mbuno saying they were correcting an injustice.
“The committee, having considered the suitability, capacity and integrity of the nominee following the vetting process, and taking into account its observations, hereby recommends that the National Assembly rejects the nomination of Prof Mohammed Hussein Abdille for appointment to the position of the chief executive officer of the National Government Constituencies Development Fund Board,” said the report by the committee chaired by Igembe North MP Maoka Moare.
Mr Mbuno became the acting CEO to replace Ms Odhiambo, who was appointed the Controller of Budget in 2011 and served until her eight-year and she vacated the post in August last year.
MPs had also previously rejected the nomination of Wilfred Buyema by the then Devolution secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri.
Mr. Mbuno will now oversee billions of shillings allocated to the 290 constituencies every year and his first task, will be to speed up the release of about Sh30 billion in CDF cash that is yet to be released by the Treasury.
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