Senior county government officers will soon meet to revise the current revenue targets for every sub county. This was revealed today by Kakamega county deputy governor H.E. Prof. Philip Museve Kutima during the county weekly revenue collection meeting by senior government officers chaired by the deputy governor at Bishop Stam, Kakamega.
“We have to revise our targets to ensure they are realistic and reflect a true picture on the ground,” Prof. Kutima said.
Since H.E. the Governor tasked senior government officers led by CECMs and Chief Officers to spearhead collection of revenue and effect the cashless revenue collection system, revenue has shot up exponentially in the county necessitating the need to revise the targets where necessary.
Some of the avenues the government is so far realizing high returns from are the barter market, single business permits, motorcycle stickers and stock rings. Others are Cess and toll fees among others.
The deputy governor also directed the CECM for Finance Mr. Geoffrey Omulayi to quickly table a document in the cabinet for discussion on the need to have Community Area Administrators (CAAs) and other officers involved in revenue collection considered for facilitation as an appreciation for their commitment and hard work. He commended revenue collectors from Lugari and Likuyani sub counties for leading the pack in collection of revenue from motorcycle stickers, an unusual phenomenon in the county.
Kakamega Revenue Agency CEO Madam Beatrice Memo announced that the sub county administrators and other senior government officers will undergo training to monitor and evaluate the revenue trends across county.
Also present were CECMs led by Mr. Geoffrey Omulayi, Chief Officers led by the facilitator Amb. James Ochami, the Deputy County Secretary Mr. Joshua Kutekha, Chief of Staff Robert Sumbi, County Attorney Moses Sande, Advisors, Sub County Administrators and representatives of cashless revenue collection service provider, Sybyl Kenya Limited.