Migori to launch automatic revenue collection

By MN Reporter

Migori County government has plans to digitize its revenue collection to help curb corruption dealings and to fasten service delivery.

Addressing press in his office, Migori county executive committee member of Trade and Industrialization Mr. Thomas Maneno Mwikwabe said that plans to digitize its revenue collections were underway because county is losing too much revenue that are collected but never remitted by some of the unscrupulous revenue officers.

He said the world has gone digital and as a county government they felt that it’s high time to embraced a digital system of revenue collection which will help fast track revenue collection thus fastening service delivery and also enabling the county to account for all the tax collected.

Maneno said that automating revenue collection shall make sure that transaction is done between the source (revenue collector) direct to the bank to eliminate cartels and thieves in the line of revenue collection adding that the gadgets will ensure 100% surrendering of revenue.

He explained that the gadgets shall issue receipts connected to main server thus revealing all transactions done by the county officers.

The CEC member warned that any officer found tampering with the gadgets will be dealt with accordingly.

He said that the system shall be officially launched in June where the county will begin collecting not less than half a billion.

As a county he said, they advocate for zero tolerance to corruption, public awareness, transparency and accountability.