Busia governor urges revenue officers to be innovative

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Busia governor Sospeter Ojaamong
Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong while giving his address

Busia governor Sospeter  Ojaamong has challenged County Revenue Officers and Revenue Accountants in the Sub-county level to be innovative and meet the revenue goals which the county assembly has pegged at  1.1 billion shillings.

Speaking to the officers yesterday (Monday) during a meeting at the Busia Agricultural Training Centre, Ojaamong said though the target seems unrealistic as it appears, it can be met if collective efforts are put in place.

“Let’s get out of our comfort zones and seal all the loop-holes which have been a hindrance to our efforts to collect enough revenue.” He said

The governor added that there were many revenue streams including valuation roll that need to be exploited fully, adding that any cases regarding system failure should be reported immediately.

On his part, Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi said the ongoing construction of trailer parks in Busia and Malaba border towns including sand cess will help meet the revenue targets.