Kakamega County Executive for Finance, Planning and ICT Dr. Beatrice Sabana has challenged revenue clerks to examine other viable revenue sources within their areas of operation besides the already identified streams.
She was speaking Monday afternoon during day one of a three day training programme for revenue clerks at Bishop Stam, Kakamega, where she called on the clerks to strictly adhere to the revenue policies and regulations while discharging their duties.
“Do not go out there and begin negotiations with clients on the already approved Government tax rates; instead serve them with dignity and devise other applicable and acceptable revenue streams,” she advised.
Dr. Sabana reminded the clerks to stick to the e-Revenue Collection System adding that any malfunctions should promptly be reported to the relevant offices.
“Beware, anyone who engages in corruption will be dealt with accordingly; embrace regular consultation and respect your colleagues,” the CECM said.
Finance Chief Officer CPA Amb. James Ochami who took the clerks through the Kakamega County Revenue Agency (KCRA) Strategic Plan said revenue collection is a key flagship project of H.E Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa’s administration. The County, he added, has a capability of meeting the Shs 2billion yearly revenue collection target.
Other speakers included the County’s Chief Revenue Administrator Madam Beatrice Memo and her deputy Mr. Philip Kutswa.
Ag. County Attorney Madam Vivianne Mmbaka and the Ag. Head of Communication Mr. Sumba Juma took the team through County laws and Government Communication skills respectively.
Other officers present were the Agency’s HRO Mr. Cyprian Musambi and ICT expert Mr. Mike Maloba.