Five Nyanza counties rake in more revenue
SEE ALSO :County budget questionedIn Kisumu, Governor Anyang’ Nyong'o’s administration increased revenue by about 24 per cent. The county government also introduced new taxes to expand its revenue base. During the period under review, the county government generated Sh153 million, up from the Sh123 million in the previous financial year. But questions have been raised over the high expenditure on domestic and foreign travel, which ballooned by about 358 per cent. The executive spent Sh33.9 million in the period under review, as compared to the Sh12 million spent in the same period in the 2017/2018 financial year. In Siaya County, Governor Cornel Rasanga’s administration increased its collection by about 42 per cent.
SEE ALSO :Treasury sinks billions in debtsAbout Sh27.6 million was collected, up from Sh19.4 million raised in the first quarter of the 2017/2018 financial year. The county government was granted permission to withdraw Sh800 million from the County Revenue Fund account but the entire amount was spent on recurrent expenditure. The county government increased its revenue collection this financial year, registering Sh69.2 million up from Sh27 million in the previous financial year. In Kisii, Governor James Ongwae’s government recorded the lowest absorption of own revenue against annual targets at 6.2 per cent. On the other hand, the county revenue generation increased by about 66 per cent at Sh59 million. In Nyamira County, about Sh18.2 million was collected in local revenue, representing an increase of about 22.9 per cent.