President-elect Ruto urges governors not to use expensive newspaper ads to send him congratulatory messages » Capital News

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NAIROBI, Kenya, September 8 – The government has warned governors against using public resources to send congratulatory messages to President-elect William Ruto.

Decentralization principal secretary Julius Korir said on Thursday, following advice from Ruto, they are concerned about how governors are using expensive newspaper advertisements to convey their congratulatory messages, resulting in a loss. of public resources.

Korir further said the governors were doing so contrary to the Public Financial Management Act, which requires public money to be used prudently and responsibly.

“The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to direct all counties to immediately refrain from procuring the extravagant congratulatory advertisements,” Korir said.

The decentralization PS noted that the directive is in line with the advice of President-elect William Ruto.

He encouraged county leaders to instead use cheaper means such as social media to deliver their messages.

“Counties are further encouraged to reduce wastage as the same resources can be used to deliver essential services to Kenyans, in line with their priorities, in projects that impact their lives,” he said.

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