Implementation of integrated financial management systems & service delivery among local authorities in Trans Nzoia County, Kenya
Local Authorities have over time implemented IFMS (LAIFOMS) with a view of addressing various issues raised in regard to shortcomings in service provision. LAIFOMS was meant to address some of the issues arising from various functional areas. Lack of proper records at LA’s led to the need to adopt IFMS which led to development & implementation of LAIFOMS. The implementation was meant to solve this myriad of problems. Implementation of LAIFOMS was also geared at strengthening public expenditure management systems. This study was meant to establish the extent to which IFMS are used by LA’s at Trans Nzoia County and to measure the effect of IFMS among LA’s in Trans Nzoia County. From the findings of the study it was evident that LA’s in Trans Nzoia County have adopted the use of IFMS in their daily operations with mixed results. This is attributed to a wide range of factors such as lack of adequate training, lack of investment in ICT tools required and shortage of the same. From the findings it was evident that more can be achieved with full implementation of the system at the LA’s.