Kakamega Governor H.E. FCPA Fernandes Barasa on Wednesday opened the Kakamega County Revenue Agency (KCRA) semi-annual conference with a call to everyone in revenue collection to focus on achieving the 2022/23 FY KShs 2 Billion target.
In his Speech, the Governor reiterated the need to focus on the County’s long-term objective of realizing KSh 5 Billion annually as reviewed by the Commission on Revenue Allocation.
He asked all Departments with delegated revenue collection responsibilities to meet set targets and conform to the reporting standards as guided by KCRA. The County Health Department for instance, was directed to disclose all their revenue accounts for immediate reconciliation by the Agency.
The County boss directed revenue officers to embrace the new mantra of culture change which he said involves voluntary tax compliance, personal responsibility and accountability for individual actions; despite the Agency fulfilling its mandate on full automation.
The Governor announced that the County Government procured a new revenue collection system that is already being actualized by the service provider aimed at increasing efficiency and effectiveness in own source revenue mobilization.
The conference aims at acquainting the new Executive Members on the job activities of KCRA as well as benefits from new ideas brought in by partners and other participants.
Chairperson County Assembly Committee on Finance Hon. Bonface Osanga led his members in appreciating the efforts of KCRA staff and asked the Agency to address issues of staff welfare.
Chief Revenue Administrator CPA Aggrey Musindalo reiterated the commitment of the Agency staff in achieving their individual targets and called for support from across the County Departments.