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Kwale e-pay receives recognition from the national government

The e-pay revenue management system initiated by the Kwale county government a couple of years ago is fully compliant with all the requirements and standards of a functional revenue management system according to the national government.

Briefing the press after hosting the multi-agency finance team from the national government in Kwale town, Governor Salim Mvurya said he was happy that the system which is already in use in the county had received positive recognition.

“Our system meets all the e-tax technology, standards and compliance. We are happy for this and this multi-agency team wants to see this replicated elsewhere,” said Mvurya on Saturday.

The multi-agency task force was led by Joseph Kuria the Director of ICT and Risk Management at the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) and comprised members from the National Treasury, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Council of Governors (CoG).

“We also discussed the possible partnership to upscale the use of the revenue management system widely at the National level,” said Governor Mvurya.

Kuria said they are in Kwale County to evaluate the county’s revenue management system and challenged the devolved units to ensure that all their revenue streams are fully automated as it will seal loopholes in revenue collection. “Automation will for example show which revenue stream has greater potential and eliminates revenue leakages,” he said.

Accompanying the Governor were County Secretary Martin Mwaro, County Executive Committee Member for Finance Bakari Sebe and Chief Officer Finance Alex Onduko among other senior officers.

by Hussein Abdullahi

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