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Automated system increased county revenue, says Tarus

Mwangi Willy @PeopleDailyKe

Revenue collection in Trans Nzoia county has increased immensely after the county administration automated collection channels.

Addressing the press yesterday in Kitale, deputy governor Stanley Tarus said the  new system had helped seal loopholes used by scrupulous traders and revenue officers.

He said the county administration has already collected Sh220 million which is above the total amount the county collected in the last financial year.

“There is good progress in revenue collection which has seen us surpass the Sh200 million collected last year. We are hopeful that we will hit the Sh300 million mark by close of this financial year,” said Tarus.

He said a remarkable increase has been realised in the car parking sector where daily collections increased from Sh24,000 per day  to Sh85,000 with another increase being realised in the health sector.

“We challenge locals to embrace the use of the new automated system to contain the diversion of funds to private accounts,” said  Tarus.

He said the county government will soon introduce a 24-hour barrier system that will see all lorries carrying sand pay cess levy in efforts to increase the revenue base.

“We are also going to ensure that all large companies including Parastatals which have not been remitting their cess revenue to the county government as legally required do so,” he said.

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