July 12, 2011 1 Comment
With the opening up of the budget-making process, Hakijamii’s community partners were some of the first grassroots organizations to take advantage of this new opportunity by presenting their views and concerns to the Parliamentary Committee during public hearings. Indeed, the Nairobi People’s Settlement Network, Muungano wa Wanavijiji, Kasarani Youth Congress, Kutoka Network, and Kisumu Social Rights Association were pioneers in calling for an open budget process. From 2007 they have been engaged in developing a truly People’s Budget based on the clear understanding that the budget is an extremely important tool in the realization of human rights and cannot therefore be left exclusively to technocrats and politicians.
Attached is the budget proposal as presented by KISORA on June 23, 2011: The people’s budget