CPA. STEPHEN MBAYA KIMWELE
CPA. STEPHEN MBAYA KIMWELE
CECM – AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK DEVELOPMENT Mr. Kimwele is an accomplished business administration manager and a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya...view profile
Nelly Kavuu Mutisya
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County Executive Committee Member (CECM) – Agriculture and Livestock
36. Functions of the executive committee
(1) In addition to the functions provided under Article 183 of the Constitution, a county executive committee shall—
(a) supervise the administration and delivery of services in the county and all decentralized units and agencies in the county;
(b) perform any other functions conferred on it by the Constitution or national legislation; and
(c) carry out any function incidental to any of the assigned functions.
(2) In the performance of its functions, a county executive committee shall have power to determine its own programme of activities and every member of the committee shall observe integrity and disclosure of interest in any matter before the committee.
Article 183. Functions of County Executive Committees
(1) A county executive committee shall–
- (a) implement county legislation;
- (b) implement, within the county, national legislation to the extent that the legislation so requires;
- (c) manage and coordinate the functions of the county administration and its departments; and
- (d) perform any other functions conferred on it by this Constitution or national legislation.
(2) A county executive committee may prepare proposed legislation for consideration by the county assembly.
(3) The county executive committee shall provide the county assembly with full and regular reports on matters relating to the county.
Chief Officer (s) – Agriculture and Livestock
Responsibilities of accounting officers designated for county government entities.
149. (1) An accounting officer is accountable to the county assembly for ensuring that the resources of the entity for which the officer is designated are used in a way that is—
(a) lawful and authorised; and
(b) effective, efficient, economical and transparent.
(2) In carrying out a responsibility imposed by subsection (1), an accounting officer shall, in respect of the entity concerned—
(a) ensure that all expenditure made by the entity complies with subsection (1);
(b) ensure that the entity keeps financial and accounting records that comply with this Act;
(c) ensure that all financial and accounting records that the entity keeps in any form including in electronic form are adequately protected and backed up;
(d) ensure that all contracts entered into by the entity are lawful and are complied with;
(e) ensure that all applicable accounting procedures are followed when acquiring or disposing of goods and services and that, in the case of goods, adequate arrangements are made for their custody, safe guarding and maintenance;
(f) bring a matter to the attention of the County Executive Committee member responsible for the entity if, in the accounting officer’s opinion a decision or policy or proposed decision or policy of the entity may result in resources being used in a way that is contrary to subsection (1);
(g) prepare a strategic plan for the entity in conformity with the medium term fiscal framework and financial objectives of the county government;
(h) prepare estimates of expenditure of the entity in conformity with the strategic plan referred to in paragraph (g);
(i) submit the estimates of an entity, which is not a county corporation, to the County Executive Committee member for finance;
(j) submit the estimates of an entity, which is a county corporation, to the executive committee member responsible for the entity who, after approving it, shall forward it to the County Executive Committee member for finance;
(k) not later than three months after the end of each financial year, prepare annual financial statements for that financial year and submit them to the Auditor-General for audit, with a copy to the County Treasury;
(l) try to resolve any issues resulting from an audit that remain outstanding;
(m) manage the assets of the entity to ensure that it receives value for money when acquiring, using or disposing of its assets;
(n) dispose of assets at the most competitive price and at the lowest possible cost ensuring that the proceeds from all asset disposals are deposited in a bank account of the entity;
(o) ensure that the respective county government entity has adequate systems and processes in place to plan for, procure, account for, maintain, store and dispose of assets, including an asset register that is current, accurate and available to the relevant County Treasury or the Auditor- General;
(p) provide the County Treasury with any information it requires to fulfil its functions under this Act;
(q) provide information on any frauds, losses, or any violations of subsection (1) and provide explanations for the actions taken to prevent similar conduct in future; and
(r) carry out such other responsibilities as may be specified in regulations by the County Executive Committee member for finance.
(3) Not later than three months after the county assembly has adopted a report by a committee of the county assembly with respect to a report submitted by the Controller of Budget under Article 228(6) of the Constitution, an accounting officer shall, for each entity for which the officer is designated—
(a) prepare a report on actions taken by the entity to implement any recommendations made in the committee’s report as adopted by the county assembly; and
(b) submit the report to the county assembly with a copy to the County Treasury.
(4) Not later than one month after receiving a report by an accounting officer under subsection (3), the County Treasury shall submit to the county assembly the accounting officer’s report and any comments on the report by the County Treasury.
(5) The report referred to in subsection (3) shall be published and publicised.
- Formulation and review of County agricultural policies and regulatory framework.
- Implementation of national and county agricultural policies and legislations.
- Development and evaluation of County agricultural programs and projects.
- Provision and facilitation of agricultural extension services.
- Management and control of crop pests and diseases.
- Management and monitoring of food security in the county.
- Support and ensure availability and timely supply of high quality crop seeds or planting materials and other farm inputs.
- Soil and water conservation.
- Collection and dissemination of agricultural and market information.
- Promotion of market access and value addition for agricultural products.
- Promotion of better farm business management practices.
- Enforcement of regulations and standards on quality control of agricultural inputs and produce.
- Training and management of agricultural training centers.
- Provision of agricultural mechanization services.
- Facilitation and promotion of accessibility to agricultural credits.
- Promotion of public and private sector partnerships in agricultural development.
- Formulation and review of county water and irrigation
- Implementation of national and county water and irrigation policies and legislations.
- Development and conservation of water resources.
- Water provision both in towns and rural areas.
- Irrigation development and management
- Formulation and review of county livestock policies and legal framework.
- Implementation of national and county livestock policies and legislation.
- Development and evaluation of livestock production and health programmes and projects.
- Livestock extension services.
- Animal disease control and prevention.
- Artificial insemination and breading services.
- Enforcement of livestock movement and animal health regulations.
- Abattoir and slaughterhouse services.
- Livestock markets and marketing.
- Formulation and review of county fisheries policies and legislation.
- Implementation of National and County fisheries policies and legislation.
- Development and evaluation of county fisheries programmes and aquaculture.
- Fisheries extension services.
- Fisheries monitoring, control and enforcement of fisheries regulations.
- Fish health certification and trade licensing.
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