Uasin gishu County targets a billion-plus in revenue collection.

Uasin Gishu County Deputy Governor flags off 10 vehicles to aid in revenue collection as they eye Sh1 billion. PHOTO|FACEBOOK UGC

Uasin Gishu County has set strategies even as it gears to hit the billion mark from revenue collection in this financial year.

This year’s revenue collection target remains sh1.2b for the county.

The revenue target is set out by the Commission for Revenue Allocation to every county having considered types of revenue sources available in the respective regions.

And while speaking yesterday during the flagging off of vehicles that will be used to hit the target, Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno expressed confidence that the revenue will not only increase but the target will be attained.

“Our officers have had some challenges in terms of mobility in the past. From today going forward, that will be a thing of the past,” noted Chemno.

County Executive for Finance and Economic Planning, CPA Julius Ruto, called on the revenue staff to work harder now that they have been boosted with vehicles.

Ruto further said: “In the last financial year 2018 /2019, we collected Ksh 950million. This having all types of challenges among them mobility and compliance,” said the Finance Minister.

Among those present included County Secretary Edwin Bett, CECM for Cooperatives Ester Mutai, Finance Chief Officer Peter Chesos, County Director for Revenue and Compliance, CPA Jonah Lamai.

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