Treasury Outlines How Counties Will Share Ksh 10B World Bank Climate Change Fund

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Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u announced the release of Ksh10 billion as proceeds towards mitigating the effects of climate change in counties.

According to a Gazette Notice published on Friday, Ndung’u listed 47 counties and the amounts allocated in each for the financial year 2023/24.

In the list, Mombasa and Nairobi missed out on the funding as both counties received Ksh0.

The Ksh10 billion funding was raised from three sources; the International Development Association (IDA) from the World Bank, the German Government and the County Contribution (County Climate).

Table Showing the Counties and Allocation for World Bank’s Climate Change Funding

Kisii received the highest allocation with Ksh420 million, followed by Migori (Ksh409 million) and Kakamega (Ksh401 million).

Kiambu, Lamu and Kirinyaga counties received the lowest amounts in the current financial year, acquiring Ksh99 million, Ksh82 million and Ksh82 million respectively.

Counties in the North Rift received a lumpsum including Garissa (Ksh253 million), Wajir (Ksh259 million), Mandera (Ksh283 million) and Marsabit (Ksh308 million).

Tharaka Nithi, Embu, Nyandarua and Nyeri also received Ksh138 million, Ksh143 million, Ksh136 million and Ksh139 million respectively.

“It is notified for the general information of the public that, pursuant to section 5 (6) (l) (iii) of the County Government Additional Allocations Act, 2024, the conditional allocations financed by proceeds from a World Bank loan for Financing Locally-Led Climate Action – County Climate Resilience Grant have been allocated to the County Governments specified in the third column in the amounts specified in the respective fourth, fifth and sixth columns of the Schedule hereto.”

President William Ruto’s administration has been emphasising efforts to mitigate climate change across the country. 

Recently, the United Nations revealed that Kenya would soon experience drought after the floods, highlighting the extent of harsh weather patterns on the country’s environment

On Friday, May 10, President Ruto declared a public holiday for the country to engage in a tree-planting exercise. His administration aims to plant 200 million trees in one day.

President William Ruto and First Lady Rachel Ruto watering a tree in Israel on May 10, 2023.

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