Oparanya Gives 60days break to County Revenue Clerks.

Oparanya Gives 60days break to County Revenue Clerks.

Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Ambetsa Oparanya has given revenue clerks 60 days compulsory leave and appointed ministers to ward administrators to take over the collection.

Oparanya said that he realized that the clerks had never been on leave since 2013 and decided to give them 60days rest. Oparanya appointed Beatrice Memo who was the former Commissioner Service, Kenya Revenue Authority to be in charge of revenue agency in the county.

The appointed Ministers took over their duties immediately from August 9th up to 15th September for change.

The County Boss urged the sub-county administrators and the ward administrators to strictly follow revenue collection procedures in order to meet the target. ‘No turning back in revenue collection until we hit the target of 1.3billion.’ he insisted.

Oparanya also cited that the CECs will be reporting to him on daily basis including weekends on the collection and by sending the collection through his phone saying that he is not ready for any kind of excuses and if there must be such then it should be directed to ICT people.

The Governor also called on the market committee elected to be involved in the revenue collection since money from the market will go back to the market to provide better services.

By Akivaga Sally

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