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Oparanya institutes measures to curb loss of revenue

The  Kakamega  governor, Wycliffe Oparanya has directed county officers to ensure that all official documents are printed outside the county to avoid instances forgery.

Oparanya  stated that the county was losing revenue to corrupt officers who print counterfeit business permits and receipts.

“Those  officers  involved in diverting the revenues into their pockets are risking dismissal from their jobs,” warned the governor, who spoke  on Tuesday during a weekly forum on revenue at the Bishop Stam Pastoral Centre.

He instructed the supervisors to ensure the rotation of the revenue collectors to avoid being compromised at their work stations.

Oparanya  asked  the County Revenue Agency Head, Beatrice Memo, to expedite constituting the agency’s structure so that it takes over from the current team.

The governor has effected changes in the revenue department that has seen the collection increase by 150 per cent.

By Sammy Mwibanda

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