Robert Ereng Loteleng'o

Minister of Finance And Economic Planning

Jeremiah Lomari Apalia

Chief Officer - Finance

Abdullahi Yussuf Ahmed

Chief Officer Economic Planning

Overview

Department of Finance has Five (5) directorates headed by the directors. These are Accounting, Procurement, Revenue, Administration and Resource Mobilization.

The department has 273 staff including those on Contract. Revenue Department has the largest number of employees within the department. Deputy Director Treasury, Deputy Director Revenue, Director and Deputy Director Resource mobilization offices have been established.

The Department of Finance derives its mandate from the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and other related subordinate laws including Public Management Finance Act 2012, and County Government Act 2012. Some of the Powers include, but not limited to;

  • Issuing guidelines to accounting officers of the County Government or Public Officers employed by those entities, with respect to the financial affairs of that government, and monitoring compliance with those guidelines
  • Ensure County Government entities operate a financial management system that complies with National standards as prescribed by the Accounting Standards Board.

The department’s pivotal role in the coordination of development planning, mobilization of public resources and ensuring effective accountability for use of the resources for benefit of Turkana County.

The department has established an elaborate network through its established department’s, and sector institutions, to effectively deliver on its mandate.

The Turkana county treasury is responsible for providing accurate and timely information regarding the county’s financial affairs in the treasury.


  • VISION
  • MISSION
  • GOAL
  • CORE VALUES
  • To be accountable to the public in providing efficient planning and financial services with the aim of promoting growth, development and prosperity to realize the full potential of Turkana County’s Economy.

  • To promote sustainable socio-economic development of Turkana County through prudent Public Financial Management, Control and Planning.

  • To strengthen County treasury services, policy formulation, planning, budgeting and Implementation of CIDP 2018-2022.

  • CORE VALUES

    In order to realize the above vision, and mission, certain shared values shall be nurtured. The department shall observe the following core values:

    1. Accountability

    We take full responsibility for our activities and are accountable for our work. We honor our commitments and take pride in our work.

    1. Transparency

    We readily and openly provide information. We proactively communicate our work status, priorities, and deadlines. We make clear the rationale for our recommendations. We convey changes immediately and consistently.

    1. Efficiency and Effectiveness

    We seek effective and efficient ways to solve problems, better serve our customers, and to remain fiscally responsible. We are not afraid to try new things in our efforts to continuously enhance the results of our work. We constantly measure ourselves to demonstrate a commitment to be good stewards of the resources allocated to us.

    1.   Responsiveness

    We anticipate the needs of the County and internal stakeholders. We put proactive plans in place to meet those needs with creative and fiscally responsible solutions. We follow through on our deliverables. We reply to requests for information in a timely manner.

    1. Respect

    We approach our work with a deep respect for different opinions and seek to find common ground. No matter how difficult the issue or circumstance, we treat those we encounter with respect and dignity. We value not only different opinions, but also experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. We foster a culture of respect within our teams.

    1. Team Work and Meritocracy

    We work together collaboratively and in recognition of the contribution each of us makes to the common purpose of serving Ministry of Finance, the County Administration, and the people of Turkana.

    1. Transparency

    We readily and openly provide information. We proactively communicate our work status, priorities, and deadlines. We make clear the rationale for our recommendations. We convey changes immediately and consistently.

    1. Efficiency and Effectiveness

    We seek effective and efficient ways to solve problems, better serve our customers, and to remain fiscally responsible. We are not afraid to try new things in our efforts to continuously enhance the results of our work. We constantly measure ourselves to demonstrate a commitment to be good stewards of the resources allocated to us.

    1.   Responsiveness

    We anticipate the needs of the County and internal stakeholders. We put proactive plans in place to meet those needs with creative and fiscally responsible solutions. We follow through on our deliverables. We reply to requests for information in a timely manner.

    1. Respect

    We approach our work with a deep respect for different opinions and seek to find common ground. No matter how difficult the issue or circumstance, we treat those we encounter with respect and dignity. We value not only different opinions, but also experiences, backgrounds and perspectives. We foster a culture of respect within our teams.

    The Turkana county treasury is responsible for providing accurate and timely information regarding the county’s financial affairs in the treasury

  • MANDATE & FUNCTIONS
  • STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
  • Mandate

    The mandate of the department is to:

    • Resource mobilize and Implement Financial and Economic policies in the county while also ensuring there is compliance with accounting standards as prescribed by Accounting Standards Board.
    •  Managing County Government’s public debt and other obligations & developing debt control framework
    •  Consolidating Annual appropriation accounts and other financial statements of the County Government  and Custodian of the inventory of County Government  Assets
    •  Ensure proper management and control of, and accounting for the finances of the County Government  and its entities in order to promote efficient and effective use of county budgetary resources
    •  Maintenance of proper records for CRF, CEF and other public funds administered by County Government
    •  Issue circulars and monitoring County Government  entities in implementation of the budget each FY
    •  Strengthening financial and fiscal relations between the National  Government and County Government  in performing its function
    •  Reporting regularly to the County Assembly  on the implementation of annual county budget
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    • To strengthen policy formulation, planning, budgeting and implementation of the CIDP 2018/2022.
    • To increase reliability, stability and soundness of the financial sector.
    • To enhance effective supply chain management of goods, services and works as enshrined in the article 227 of the constitution.
    • Enhance and mainstream ICT in county government operations.
    • Strengthen and implement M & E framework in the county.
    • Enhance revenue collection and systems through awareness and automation.
    • To strengthen the County Integrated Monitoring and Evaluation System (CIMES)
    • To prepare quarterly and annual M&E reports that will aid in improving and tracking CIDP implementation
    • Collection, collation, analysis and dissemination of county statistics

     

  • ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Major achievements  

    • Operationalize the procurement, revenue and accounts units, and decentralized them to each sector, leading to a more efficient delivery of services.
    • Improved conformity to accounting and control measures IFMIS, PFM (hardware and software) in the County Treasury for better reporting, compliance with law and improved efficiency.
    • Established and maintained an asset register that ensures the use of more accurate data in financial reporting.
    • Full mapping of all the Accountants and Procurement officers to the IFMIS and subsequent training on the system use and on e-sourcing