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What should determine revenue allocation – People’s Population vs Geographical Land Mass?

Since the advent of devolution, densely populated counties have been on the losing end.
The current revenue saying formulae has left them with little or no money to make tangible development. Equality of fund distribution is currently based on geographical space instead of peoples population.
Geographical allocations don’t reflect the peoples needs as per their population which is a catalyst for marginalisation. Meanwhile, less populated counties are receiving a lions share of the revenue in addition to the equalisation fund.
Authors of devolution had one thing in mind bringing services closer to the people, This is hampered when denser populations are allocated the same money with less dense ones.
Revenue allocated to each county should reflect the needs of the population based on people and not land. It’s time people get equal representation and allocation or resources since it is the people who pay taxes.

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