GOVERNOR SEEKS ASSEMBLY HAND IN REVENUE COLLECTION

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Kakamega Governor, Hon. Wycliffe Oparanya has called for the committees on ICT and Finance to come in fully and help in close supervision of the cashless revenue collection system.
Through a weekly engagement forum held on Tuesday  Kakamega town, the county boss led the two ministries and members of the two committees in assessing the performance, looking at challenges and providing solutions to issues affecting the recently launched e-revenue collection system.
The governor called for close supervision on CESS since it is the largest source of revenue to the county.
He demanded  for a work plan to be put in place so as to monitor exact amount required, provision of payment records by the sugar millers since the year 2013 and officers to be deployed at each company.
He urged the committee on finance to come up with a financial bill covering all sectors in one month’s time. He said that his government is keenly watching on tax evaders as well as those operating businesses with fake licenses.
The chairperson to the committee on ICT, Hon Kennedy Kilwake, however, made an observation that there has been an increase in revenue collection across the county citing parking lots and single business permits as the only areas yet to improve.
Echoing his sentiments, Kakamega county deputy governor Hon. Philip Kutima, urged all Assembly members to conduct proper sensitization of county residents by engaging them in proper public participation.
He added that improved receipt provision system will help to counter rampant theft of cash that had been experienced before in revenue collection.
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