, NAIROBI, Kenya, March 11 – The Nairobi County Government has announced that the respective county revenue collection teams will target to collect Sh4 billion per month.
Speaking in Maanzoni during a retreat, Governor Evans Kidero stated that all county staff salaries and operations costs will be funded by revenue collected by the various sectors spearheaded by their County Executives and Chief Officers.
He pointed out that presently, City Hall has managed to collect 33 percent of revenue that they used to collect in the past.
“In 1964 the City Council used to loan the Government money while in 1968 it loaned foreign governments money, what has changed? Going forward all staff salaries and operational activities will be funded through revenue collection, while monies received from the National government will be used for development activities,” he stated.
The governor noted that Nairobi City County had 110 revenue centres which are currently divided into 10 sectors.
“We will see great improvement in the revenue collection of untapped elements like regularization of buildings, rates, car parks, planning and trade( which manages the issuance of single business permits and trade licences,” he said.
The governor also urged Nairobi residents who owe the county money to pay up to ensure consistent and quality service delivery.
“I have forthwith set a target of Sh4billion to be collected every month which I believe is the bare minimum even though the county is capable of collecting more. The Sh13.37 billion allocated to Nairobi County through the Treasury will only be used for development purposes,” he said.
“It is a high time we maximise our potential as we have an excellent team in place. This will enable my Government to advance loan facilities such as car loans and mortgages to our staff,” he stated.
He further emphasized the need to create a zero tolerance environment towards corruption and stated that the set up automated systems is aimed at curtailing the vice.
“This will by installing automated systems and processes that reduce staff exposure to corrupt acts. Going forward severe action will be taken against any staff member found culpable.”