Uasin Gishu County Executive in charge of Finance and Planning CPA Julius Rutto has called on the business community in Eldoret and its environs to submit their revenues as required by law.
Speaking to Main Slaughter house stakeholders at the County chambers, the CECM stated that the only way the government will realize its objectives was by maximizing revenue collection to fund its projects.
The County official further said that County Government of Uasin Gishu will continue providing a conducive environment for the business community to undertake their daily activities.
Besides remitting required dues, the CPA finalist asked the meat sellers and handlers to maintain high hygiene standards citing that their products is consumed in Eldoret town and its environs.
On the other hand, the businessmen laid their concerns on the working conditions at the slaughterhouse. Their main concern being understaffing and lack of staff name tags.
Mr. Rutto said that the County Government will mobilize its concerned department to ensure that service delivery is enhanced.
Health CECM Eveline Rotich said that her department will not relent in enforcing the law.
“Matters of health should be taken with the seriousness it deserves. Compliance should be adhered to. This is food that we all consume” said Rotich.
Agriculture CEC Samuel Yego called for public-private partnership with all stakeholders to ensure that service is improved.
He assured the stakeholders that government will take swift actions such as closing the facility for renovations, asking the business men to be patient.
Other leaders present during the meeting were County Secretary Mr. Peter Leley who appreciated the team for their support to the administration in realizing its objectives.
He said that he will form a taskforce to look into some of the urgent issues that need immediate action.
“Issues such as cleanliness, order, name tags and security of your meat are things that we will deal with right away” said the CS.
He promised to return normalcy of the operations at the facility.
Other leaders present were Devolution CEC Barnabas Tarus, Ag Chief officers Silas Rono (Finance) and Simon Langat (Livestock).