H.E Governor Amos Nyaribo today formed a taskforce to fast track revenue collection in the County.
The Taskforce to be chaired by the County Environment director Monday Orucho, the Governor said would look, among others, ways to seal loopholes the County has been loosing revenue fraudulently.
The terms of reference for the Committee will be, among others, to identify and harmonize various revenue stream strategies of collection, enforcement and compliance.
To develop an operational frame for revenue enhancement, to work with other departments and stakeholders in mapping and execution of revenue collection.
To identify gaps in revenue collection and propose interventions as well as coordinate the various revenue streams towards realizing the set targets for the financial year.
The members will also evaluate revenue automation and thereafter report on weekly basis the individual revenue performance and challenges faced.
The County Boss said he took the decision after realizing that since the devolved unit came into being it had not achieved its targets.
“Since 2013, we have witnessed challenges in our revenue collection. In the past financial year, our revenue performance was only Sh168m against Sh250m that was targeted,” he said.
The Governor noted that the County will adopt a Rapid Results Initiative approach for next hundred days with the aim of trying to achieve Sh400m projected revenue collection.
He warned a politician from Borabu Sub-County who he said was inciting bodaboda rider to pay tax to the County.
“It’s criminal to incite traders to stop remitting tax to the county. If the politician wants to assist the bodaboda he should pay for the riders instead of inciting them,” he said.
At the same time, the Governor appealed to area residents to register in large numbers to enable so vote in the next general elections.
(BY GOVERNOR'S PRESS SERVICES)