Mandera County government installs system to boost revenue

Nairobi; Kenya: The county government has launched an automated revenue control system to maximise on revenue collections and help deliver services.

The County Director of Revenue Collection Samow Dakane said 230 clerks have been trained on how to use the automated machines and in public relations to reach all chargeable services.

Dakane said the manual income collection system that has been in use until recently was open to malpractice. "With the roll out of the automated system, we hope to get adequate funds needed to supplement national budgetary allocations and fast-track some of the county government's development plans," he said. He said the system would help the department collect Sh251 million in the current financial year up from Sh125 million last year.