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Uasin Gishu Targets a Record Ksh. 1.4 Billion Revenue

Uasin Gishu County government through the department of Finance and Economic planning is projecting to collect Ksh.1.4 Billion in teams of revenue this financial year.

In order to achieve this, the CECM Finance Micah Rogony has asked revenue officers to set up satellite offices in Ward Offices, townships, trading centers, and urban estates.

” If we go closer to the citizens we shall be able to collect revenues from business units that are otherwise far-flung”, Rogony Said.

Speaking at the county hall during a meeting with heads of sections charged with revenue collection, Economic Advisor Philip Melly urged residents to embrace the drive in order to ensure the government implements Nguzo Kumi’s economic plan.

” We shall deploy a sufficient number of officers and equip them with tools to ensure efficient service delivery”, Director Lamai Revenue & Complaisance said.

Lamai said that clients will be required to clear pending bills before being issued new licenses and certificates. This move will mop up arrears in house rents, market stalls, and land rates.

All rates and rents will be payable by Mobile money or bank deposits. There will be no collection by cash.

” We aim to collect Kshs 957 million between January and March 2023. This will translate to 47% of our target”, Lamai added.

The department collected Kshs 473M between October to December 2022.

Weekly and monthly revenue targets will also be introduced as a way of spotting and mitigating revenue collection.

In the last financial year, Uasin Gishu collected Kshs 1.2B.

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