In a move to attain revenue target of sh1.2b by the end of this financial year 2019/20, the County Government of Uasin Gishu has begun strategies to strengthen all the revenue streams.
Last financial year the county government through the department of Finance managed to collect a total of sh 919m, this projecting 76% of the expected target.
According to Finance Chief Officer Peter Chesos, the Finance department in collaboration with ICT and e-government is working towards seeing a complete phase-out of cash basis which is set to be replaced by the cashless and paperless system (UGpay)
It is important we know which revenue systems are not performing well so that we fix the problems as early as now,” said Chesos on Wednesday during a meeting with all county revenues heads on a discussion on the state of revenue in the county.
On his part county Director for Licensing and Revenue compliance, Jonah Lamai noted that incorporating every revenue officer on board was crucial as it will bring on board ideas and input that will help meet the target.
We can be able to know amongst ourselves what lapses we have in our revenue streams that are not performing well so that we can compile and reason out a lasting solution,” said Lamai
Lamai added that when all the revenue streams adapts cashless system it will be supervised from one point.