Yvonne Chebet November 22, 2018
TRAINING OF COUNTY REVENUE OFFICERS COMMENCES
The County Government of Nandi through the Department of Trade of Investment and Industrialization has commenced training of officers on revenue system upgrade.
Chief Officer ICT and e-Government Jonathan Misoi who officiated the event observed that Nandi has in the past years missed revenue targets due to manual systems among other factors. The requirement by the Commission on Revenue Allocation for a county to qualify for a share of revenues collected is pegged to capability to collect a minimum of Sh.1 billion. The Chief Officer said the upgrade is expected to enhance collection of revenue in the county.
The development of the Revenue collection and management system will provide online registration services for traders, facilitate issuance of licenses, single business permits (SBP) and promote compliance through enforcement.
The system that has a back end and Mobile App is set to go live in the coming weeks. The piloting process saw the training of the trade licensing officers together with those of weights and measures trained on the operation of the system.
The Revenue collection and management system (RCMS) provide for GPS mapping of business premises across the county. Mapping of traders will simplify revenue collection and ultimately assist in tailor making services such as trainings and supporting infrastructure based on the needs of traders, concentration or lack thereof of certain business categories.
In this upgrade, upon registration and inspection of premises, traders will get a unique account number that shall be used when making the license/permit fee. It also categorizes businesses and zoning as per the finance bill.
For validity of SBP, the system requires the uploading of photos of the business premise; this is to verify the categorization of businesses.
Trade and Industrialization Chief Officer Feizal Mohammed said all revenue officers should live up to the expectations of the county government in regard to revenue collection. He called on them to be hardworking, exercise honesty and positively present the government’s image to the public.
Also present at the event was the Chief Officer for Enterprise Development Dr. Rose Boit.