Sunday, 21 July 2013

Kisumu to raise Sh2.4bn


KISUMU Finance Joseph Okal has said the county plans to collect Sh2.4 billion revenue this financial year.Speaking to the Star yesterday in Kisumu, Okal said they are working on laws to streamline revenue collection. He said sharing royalties with the national government from revenue collected by the Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Airport Authority and KENGEN will boost the county’s economy. “Tourism, energy and airports are among the areas not properly taxed due to many loopholes by the now defunct local authorities,” Okal said. He said there is plan to automate the revenue collection to reduce corruption.Okal said strict enforcement and proper supervision will reduce leakages in revenue collection from the county’s districts. “I will personally be on the ground to supervise the revenue collection,” he said.