Kakamega Deputy Governor H.E Ayub Savula on Friday received the Kakamega County Revenue Agency Performance Appraisal Report (PAR) on behalf of the Governor H.E FCPA Fernandes Barasa.
The Report culminated from a three-week long Tax Administration and Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT) that saw County Revenue Agency staff get trained, examined and The Agency assessed against international best practices.
The Deputy Governor committed that the County will fully address all issues raised in the report and expressed Governor Barasa’s gratitude to the International Monetary Fund and United Nations Capital Development Fund for sponsoring the TADAT assessment.
The DG challenged KCRA to seal all revenue leakages so as to realise the County’s revenue target of Ksh 5 Billion per year. Currently the Agency collects Ksh 2 Billion per year.
The next phase is to synthesize the PAR into action points that will drive the KCRA reform agenda to see it adopt international best practices thus attaining the Kshs 5B Own Source Revenue potential for Kakamega County.
The CECM for Finance and Economic Planning CPA Livingstone Imbayi led a host of his colleague CECMs in requesting TADAT Secretariat to go further and invest in human capital development of KCRA.
The Deputy County Secretary Mr. Joshua Kutekha on his part assured that the County will support enhancement of revenue mobilization in their jurisdictions.
The Lead Assessors were led by Ms Justine Nanziri a taxation expert with Uganda Revenue Authority assisted by Mr. Victor Odede a manager with Kenya Revenue Authority, Mr Eliud Ngela from The National Treasury and Ms Vihitha Beharee from South Africa Revenue Services.
The KCRA CEO CPA Aggrey Musindalo and thirteen other staff members from the Agency are now qualified TADAT assessors after having passed the exams.
The meeting was also attended by The Controller of Budget Dr. CPA Margaret Nyakang’o, TADAT Coordinator Mr. Des Shilabukhe, Head of TADAT Secretariat Mr. Justin Dzake, and Dr. Dmitry Pozhidaev Global Advisor, UNCDF