Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong has lauded Senators for proposing to increase the County budgets.
Speaking during a fundraiser in aid of the completion of two classrooms at Kengatuny Primary School in Teso North Sub County, Ojaamong said the increase will help the County governments increase their development budgets.
Last week, Senators voted to increase the allocation to counties by Sh20 billion.
The Division of Revenue Bill, 2019, was referred back to the National Assembly after the Senate amended it to increase the allocation to the counties.
Last week, senators while passing the bill on sharing of revenue between the national government and counties, amended various parts of the document, which provides for variation in revenue.
The Senate also amended the schedule to the bill by decreasing the amount of the revenue raised nationally to be allocated to the national government by Sh20 billion and increasing the total county allocations from Sh371.6 billion to Sh391 billion.
The Senate now seeks the concurrence of the National Assembly regarding the amendments.
Should MPs fail to concur with senators; the bill will be referred to a mediation process to unlock the stalemate.
This means that counties will take longer to know how much each will get in the allocation of the revenue for the 2019-2020 financial year.
During the event, the Governor also outlined his infrastructure development plan for the County.
He said the County;s Health Sector is recording good progress.
He said Busia County Government is working to ensure no patients are referred the Bungoma Referral Hospital.
He added that his administration will construct a bridge linking Kengatuny and Adurukoit sub locations.