Power generation and irrigation will get an additional Sh12.1 billion in the second mini budget prepared by the National Treasury, hardly eight days to the close of the current financial year.
The Sh14.7 billion Supplementary Budget tabled in Parliament by Majority Leader Aden Duale, shows that the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum will get the lion’s share of Sh7.3 billion.
The money will go towards power generation. The Ministry of Agriculture will receive an additional Sh4.8 billion, which will go towards the development of irrigation projects while the Health ministry has been allocated a further Sh1.8 billion for the roll out of the universal healthcare coverage.
Overall, Treasury secretary Henry Rotich says he requires an additional Sh7.17 billion to finance the development expenditure and Sh7.5 billion for recurrent expenditure before the close of the financial year ending June 30, 2016.
The Treasury in April presented its first supplementary budget for 2015/16 financial year of Sh26 billion, which was approved by the National Assembly in May.
Other big gainers in the in the Supplementary Estimates II include the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (Sh285.2 million), Labour, Social Security and Services (Sh240 million), Information Communication and Technology (Sh172 million), Livestock (Sh30 million) and Education (Sh5 million).
The Ministry of Water was the biggest loser after the Treasury chopped Sh3.96 billion from its allocation meant to finance the construction of dams and other water projects.
The Treasury also lost Sh1.3 billion while the Environment and Natural Resources ministry budget was cut by Sh1.2 billion. The losers in the Environment ministry are the various regional development authorities.
Other big losers are the ministries of Infrastructure (Sh540 million), Devolution (Sh181 million), Industrialisation (Sh180 million), Planning (Sh139.8 million), Interior (Sh52 million), Transport (Sh26.9 million) and Auditor-General (Sh20 million).
Under the Sh7.5 billion recurrent budget estimates presented by Mr Rotich, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) is the biggest loser after its budget was cut by Sh1.5 billion.
Other losers in the recurrent budget were the Commission on Revenue Allocation (Sh2.9 million) and the Ministry of Environment (Sh344.7 million).