- TSC spent Sh206 billion in nine months, Controller of Budget Margaret Nyakango Says.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has spent Ksh206 billion on compensation to employees in the first nine months of the current financial year.
According to an analysis of recurrent expenditure, the teacher’s employer, TSC is the highest spender among all government ministries, agencies and departments.
The analysis of shows that a sum of Sh354.45 billion was used by government ministries, departments and agencies.
The data is found in a report by the Controller of Budget Margaret Nyakang’o on National Government Budget Implementation Review for the financial year 2020-21.
The report reveals that the compensation to teachers was at 57.3 per cent of the total expenditure on payouts to workers by the national government.
“The Teachers Service Commission recorded the highest expenditure on compensation to employees at Sh206 billion, translating to 57.3 per cent of total expenditure on compensation to employees by the national government,” Nyakang’o said.
The report is in order with Article 228 of the Kenyan Constitution and Section 9 of the Controller of Budget Act, 2016, which entails that the CoB submits to Parliament quarterly budget implementation reports for both national and county governments every 4 months.
The report showed that money transfers to semi-autonomous government agencies (SAGAs) were the highest at Ksh183.84 billion which represents 54.9 per cent of the gross development budget.
“Construction of non-residential buildings at Sh19.68 billion representing 5.9 per cent of the gross development expenditure,” she noted.
Nyakang’o attributed low levels of expenditure to some budget items during the period under review, to the impact of Covid-19 mitigation measures adopted by the state to control the spread of the virus.
“Those affected were travelling, training and hospitality activities which are some of the major spending budget items by the MDAs,” she said.
Throughout the review period, the total expenditure by the national government stood at Sh1.83 trillion, representing 60.0 per cent of the revised gross estimates.
“This comprised of development, recurrent expenditure and CFS expenditure of Sh334.54 billion (48.0 per cent of revised gross development estimates), Sh815.79 billion (64 per cent of revised gross recurrent estimates) and Sh.676.67 billion (63.0 per cent of revised gross estimates) respectively,” the report says.
“Gross development expenditure was higher than exchequer issues due to appropriations-in-aid realised in funding some of the expenditures.”