Deployment of Revenue Clerks To Guarantee Busia County Sh350 M Revenue Target


Story/Reuben Olita
The County Government of Busia is set to meet the revenue target of Sh350 million as the newly employed revenue clerks are deployed after undergoing an induction training at the Kenya Medical Training College Busia Campus.

Acting County Director Revenue CPA Christopher Ilikor said the department of Finance and Economic Planning has the potential of even reaching Sh1 billion if they capitalise on big revenue streams including property rates and trailer parks.
“With the recruitment of new revenue clerks, the department will consolidate its efforts in revenue collection to sustain the budget of the County Government instead of relying solely on the national share,’ he said.
Ilikor told the new staff to discharge their duties diligently and adhere to chapter six of the constitution, noting that this will help realize the objectives of the County Government.
” There is need by the new staff to put emphasis on performance contracting on items of revenue; there is also need for  collaboration from other departments and no doubt we shall achieve our targets,” he said.

The two day induction training saw the new staff taken through legal framework, use of many accounting documents and  technology including point of sales devices to enhance revenue collection.
The Director also revealed that about 60 per cent of revenue streams have been automated with automation of water and agriculture departments in the pipeline.
Deputy Director Revenue, Theophilus Chitechi told the new staff to work in whichever station they will be posted, noting that revenue collection will differ depending on centres, thus no cause for worry as to the amounts collected.
Director ICT Catherine Mubweka took the new staff through on how to operate the point of sale devices in collecting revenue.


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