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THE STANDARD, 11TH SEPTEMBER, 2018, VERBATIM NEWS FOCUS PAGE 7.
HELB TO FUND 150,000 TECHNICAL STUDENTS IN BIG 4 AGENDA BOOST

• The Big 4 heavily relies on the acquisition of technical skills. The disbursement of TVET bursaries was transferred to HELB in the FY 2011/2012. This was accelerated by focus on youth unemployment and gearing to achieving Vision 2030 through provision of technical skills. This has enabled the technical education be more competency based, relevant, globally competitive and affordable. The skills acquired by the youths will be the drivers in the government’s achievement of the Big 4 Agenda.
• Enrolment in TVET colleges was hampered by high fees and challenges in enrolment process. The government has reduced the fees from Ksh. 92,000 to Ksh. 56,420 per year.
a) The government will provide capitation of Ksh. 30,000 per trainee per year.
b) TVET trainees can apply for HELB loans up to a maximum of Ksh. 40,000 per year. Ksh. 26,400 will be paid directly to TVET institutions and Ksh. 13,600 to students’ individual bank accounts for upkeep i.e. buying food and paying for accommodation. KUCCPS will ensure admitted students are eligible for government grants, HELB loans and bursaries.
• In this FY 2018/2019, HELB is expected to award TVET loans and bursaries to 150,000 students in 203 TVET institutions amounting to 6 billion to enable youths acquire skills in plumbing, electrical wiring, welding, brick laying, painting, carpentry and tailoring geared towards achieving the Big 4 Agenda.
• A student must first be placed and enrolled in an approved TVET institution to qualify for a loan and bursary.
• HELB has extended the online loan application period to 31st October, 2018. Students are encouraged to apply HELB TVET loans on www.helb.co.ke before the deadline. This will improve on the equity and access of quality technical training.
• Youths who have not attained the age of 18 years cannot apply for HELB loan. A loan is a contract and any loan application signed by a minor is null and void. However, those who attain the age of 18 years before December of the same financial year can access the online application form even after the deadline if they alerts HELB. Also, any student who attain the age in subsequent years is eligible for HELB First Time Application for that financial year.
• HELB has embraced the use of smartcard technology. It is expected that funds disbursed to students should be updated to their respective accounts in real time. The use of smartcards is expected to cover all universities by 30th September, 2018 and 31st December, 2018 for TVET and KMTC institutions.
• Students in the medical field should apply for Afya Elimu Fund loan from HELB. This is a revolving fund that provides low interest of 4% to meet their tuition fee. First Time Applicants are encouraged to apply on www.helb.co.ke before the deadline of 31st October, 2018. The fund focuses on middle level cadres such as nursing, laboratory technologists, clinical officers among others.
• The KUCCPS online application system (www.kuccps.ac.ke) reopens from Monday, 10th September, 2018 to Sunday, 30th September, 2018 for applications to be submitted, regardless of the year you did the KCSE examination.

HON. FAITH W. MBUGUA,
CECM- EDUCATION, GENDER AFFAIRS, CULTURE AND SOCIAL SERVICES.

Section 132(1) of the PFM Act 2012 provides that in each financial year, the County Executive Member for Finance and Economic Development shall with the approval of the County Executive Committee; make a pronouncement of the revenue raising measures for the County Government.
The County Treasury is in the process of preparing the 2018 Finance Bill which will culminate in the preparation of the Finance Act, the basis upon which the County Government will levy the various charges & fees to its citizens.
The preparation of this law requires that public participation be done to ensure the views and aspirations of the County residents are reflected in the Final Act.
It is in this spirit that County Government of Nyandarua wishes to invite the public, interested persons or groups and other stake-holders to the public participation fora in preparation of 2018 Finance Bill.
Participation shall be through oral presentations during scheduled meetings to be held in the 25 wards within the County. Written submissions can also be made to the County Secretary, Nyandarua County Government, P.O.Box 701 Olkalou.

The schedule for the meetings which will take place from Wednesday 12/9/2018 to Thursday 13/9/2018 is indicated below;

PREPARATION OF THE COUNTY ANNUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR 2019/20 FY

The County launched the Second-Generation County Integrated Development Plan, 2018-2022 (CIDP2) on 9th July, 2018. The CIDP 2 forms the basis upon which the County Annual Planning and Budgeting for five years will be prepared starting with 2018/19 FY.

The County is in the process of preparing the County Annual Development Plan 2019/20 in line with Section 126(1) of the PFM Act which requires every County Government to prepare a development plan in accordance with Article 220(2) of the Constitution.

As per the requirements of various legal provisions including the Constitution, County Governments and Public Finance Management Acts, extensive consultations including public participation must be done in the planning and budgeting process.

In line with the aforementioned, stakeholders ranging from members of the public, non-state agencies and other parties are invited to submit proposals on the programmes and projects they would wish included in the 2019/20 FY County Annual Development Plan which will culminate in them being incorporated in the 2019/20 Budget Estimates.

Parties willing to send proposals are required to do so by close of business on Tuesday, 28th August, 2018 addressed to the undersigned. Soft copies should be sent via info@nyandarua.go.ke.

HIRAM KAHIRO,
COUNTY SECRETARY,
P.O. BOX 701-20303,
OL KALOU.

County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP2) 2018-2022

This plan forms the basis upon which the County Annual Planning and Budgeting for the periods 2018/19 to 2022/23 Financial Years will be carried out. The current budget (i.e. 2018/19) is the first phase of implementing the 2018-2022 CIDP. The second phase of implementation will be in the 2019/20 FY and forms the rationale for the County Annual Development Plan (CADP) currently being prepared.

It is a requirement that County plans and budgets should be within the confines of the approved CIDP implying that all programmes proposed should be from the CIDP.

Copy of the CIDP2 is uploaded in the County website for general downloading and viewing.

County Annual Development Plan (CADP)

Preparation of the CADP is backed by various laws among them the Public Finance Management Act, County Governments Act and the Constitution of Kenya. These laws require County Governments to plan for their Counties and that appropriation of funds to be within the approved planning frameworks. It is from this that the County is preparing the 2019/20 FY CADP.

OTHER DROP POINTS FOR THE PROPOSALS

Parties who are not in a position to forward the proposals to the County headquarters or send soft copies to the provided email address can drop their proposals at the Sub County or Ward Administrators’ offices nearest to them before the stated deadline.

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