Plans are underway for the County Government of Kakamega to automate revenue collection management in order to reduce bureaucracy, enhance accountability and increase revenue from the current Shs.800 million to Shs.2billion.
Kakamega County Governor H.E Wycliffe Oparanya said this today when he assented to Kakamega County Revenue Administration and Management Bill 2017, for establishment of an agency to streamline the County’s revenue collection.
Once the bill is gazetted, a new Act will be in place to provide for effective administration of revenue collected by the County Government and spell out responsibilities for entities involved in revenue collection. The Governor said automation is an expensive affair but the government is determined to ensure residents of Kakamega access services online as soon as the law is in place.
Governor Oparanya was speaking during a function at the County Chambers attended by among others, Deputy Governor, H.E Prof. Philip Kutima, CECM for Finance, Mr. Geoffrey Mulayi, County Public Service Board members, County Attorney, Mr. Moses Sande and Chief Officers among others.