Kakamega County has announced it will be adopting a new cashless system for revenue collection. Deputy Governor Philip Kutima said the county hopes to collect one billion in revenue every year. Speaking to residents of Lugari sub-county, he said revenue will be paid through an online platform.
He encouraged residents to make payments as usual including their land rates and business permits to the county. The county government has previously been collecting six hundred million, however, that amount has dwindled recently to only three hundred and fifty million. The county government has cited corruption as a cause for the reduction. Kakamega county Governor, William Oparanya has warned corruption officials with stern action.
governor revealed his cabinet last year and added that his administration would present an anti-corruption policy for the county assembly to debate. The deputy governor urged the Kakamega residents to embrace the cashless system as it curbed corruption at the county level. This would enable the county to harvest the amount needed to achieve development goals, fund school bursaries and improve employment.
The deputy governor, Mr. Kutima also suggested the best way to curb corruption would be to lock out county officials with access to the county monies. Kakemega county has in the past made news for absurd expenditure of county funds. This initiative is a step to curb theft and abuse of public money, assigned for county development.
Source: Standard Digital