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Siaya County Huduma Centre Marks the 8th Anniversary

Siaya Assistant County Commissioner Robert Ng’etich has applauded the digitization of government services and lauded the efforts of Huduma Centers in service delivery to wananchi.

Mr. Ng’etich led a team of Siaya County Huduma Center Staff in celebrating the center’s 8th anniversary in serving Siaya residents.

The Assistant County Commissioner urged all government agencies to ensure that they utilize the government’s agenda to digitize their operations in order to bring services closer to the citizens. He pointed out that digitization creates easy accessibility and minimizes time wastage and corruption casese and in addition called upon the agencies to try and ensure that their operations can be accessed digitally as soon as possible.

“The target of the government was to ensure that all our records are digitized so that they can be offered anywhere, not necessarily from the same government office. This will also minimize cases of lost files.”

On the same note, he called upon all citizens residing within Siaya to make attempts and file their returns before the deadline in order to avoid attracting penalties from the Kenya Revenue Authority.

“The Kenya Revenue Authority has opened its offices here in Siaya County. We want to encourage everyone to file tax returns. This is because every year you fail, it attracts a penalty of Sh.2,000.”

On the same note, Ng’etich has called upon those who had applied for Identity Cards but are yet to collect them citing that such pile ups of uncollected I.D cards should not be allowed since those who applied did so out of need and once issued they should not be reminded to collect.

“You have the right to demand government services like those you get from the Huduma centers. That is why we are urging you to pay taxes and file your returns.”

While speaking at the occasion, Michael Otieno the Center Manager lauded the staff for their efforts citing that since its creation in 2015, they have served a total of 2 million visitors seeking various services.

By Calvin Otieno


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