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Gov’t body recommends 8 counties for each state

Author : | Published: Friday, April 8, 2016

Members of the Council of States have recommended that each of the 28 states should not have more than eight counties.

They say this is according to a formula developed with the help of the Office of the President with the aim of ensuring effective service delivery.

Last month, governors of the 28 states handed in their requests to the Council of States, asking for new counties, with exception of Eastern Nile.

Some of them requested for as many as 16 counties.

The council said it would consult with other relevant authorities before approving their establishments but condemned states that had already created counties without its approval.

The Ad Hoc Committee of the Council of States handling the county issues now says governors need to explain why they proposed more than eight.

“We are looking at viability. Each governor will come and explain the formula they used,” said Anyisia Kalro, Chairperson.

“He will explain the economic viability; he will also explain the man-power sustaining this.”

Other states have created administrative units to act as counties.

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