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Trans Nzoia county to automate revenue collection

SCI & TECH
By Osinde Obare | June 10th 2015

Trans Nzoia County government is set to privatise and automate revenue collection in an effort to stamp out corruption and increase revenue collection.
Governor Patrick Khaemba noted that the county has been losing millions of shillings through employees who have been failing to remit collected revenue.
He said the new initiative will go further in helping the county finance its development projects and also increase efficiency in the revenue sector.
"Our budgetary implementation has been hampered by low revenue mobilisation in the county. Streamlining has taken place in the finance department for efficient and effective service delivery. Key personnel on secondment from the national government have been engaged to enhance management of automation system and procurement processes," he said.
Despite the challenges, the county chief said, revenue collection in the county has been on the increase.
"We continue to realise improvement in revenue collection and believe that once it is fully automated, leakages that have caused revenue loss will be completely sealed. So far, IFMIS and G-pay systems are smoothly operational and we are in the process of establishing e-procurement," added Khaemba.
He said that this year county government will construct four markets at Gituamba, Center Kwanza, Sibanga and Endebess, each costing an average of Sh 14 million.
He said the move will help provide conducive environment for traders to work and increase revenue collection for the county.

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