For effective delivery of basic needs to the public on their areas of priority to be addressed, resources are needed.
This, according to County Executive Committee for Finance and Economic Planning CPA Julius Rutto is possible through the generation of own-source revenues which include single business permits, land rates, cess, fire and safety, public health, fines among others.
Speaking on Tuesday during a meeting with revenue officers aimed at reviewing revenue collection for this financial year, CPA Rutto said the county has so far realized a 95 % of its revenue, a collection of sh 930 million, a 50 million short of the target.
“So far, and with 3 weeks remaining for this financial year 2021/2022 to come to a close, we still have a deficit of sh 50 million to hit our set target” noted the County head treasury.
County Secretary Edwin Bett noted that just like it’s the responsibility of the government to deliver quality and responsive services to the public members of the public have also an obligation of paying the revenue to the government.
He challenged the officers to work towards attaining the set targets from across the revenue streams.
Bett further urged the officers to be customer-centric and carry themselves with decorum because they represent the government’s face.
Trade CECM Dr Emily Kogos who was also present assured the officers of their support on matters of mobility and other aspects that will necessitate the attainment of the targets.
“We don’t have to fall short because if we do then it means that some of the projects will not be funded. Let us not sit back but let us pull together to attain this target” said Dr Kogos
Research from Kenya Revenue Authority, Commission on Revenue Allocation among other agencies shows that Uasin Gishu county has the potential of raising atleast sh 2 billion in every financial year.
Cooperative and Enterprise CECM Esther Mutai, Directors from different departments and Administrators were among officers present.