H.E. FCPA Fernandes Barasa has today chaired a meeting with Senior Revenue Officers and County Staff to strategize on mechanisms that will enhance own source revenue to finance his six development pillars for Kakamega residents.
The meeting, organized by the Kakamega County Revenue Agency (KCRA) and the Service Delivery Unit, aims to tackle challenges and devise sustainable solutions to propel the county towards realizing its revenue potential of Ksh. 5.8 Billion annually.
Governor Barasa called for a paradigm shift in revenue collection, emphasizing the need for the county to reduce overreliance on equitable share which he said is diminishing over time due to additional responsibilities from the National Government that lacks corresponding sources of funding.
The Governor tasked the Department of ICT and e-government to ensure the full operationalization of a cashless system that is already in place to prevent pilferage.
The next meeting will be held on the 7th of March this year to review Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).