In a bid to boost revenue collection, the County Government of Uasin Gishu has partnered with the Commission for Revenue Allocation and the World Bank for a two-day training session on frontier methods.

County Executive for Finance, Micah Rogony, highlighted the importance of the training, stating that Uasin Gishu has witnessed an improvement in revenue collection, translating to development.

He emphasized the need for flexibility in registering revenues and documents, noting that the Advertising Physical Act of 2019 provides ample opportunities for revenue generation.

The training also focused on the role of open-air markets in revenue collection.

Mr Rogony disclosed that the county collected Ksh 18 million from markets in the last financial year. However, after closing the largest market, revenue doubled, demonstrating the importance of efficiency.

The Executive also said the health sector can be harnessed and systems made more efficient for improved revenue.

“In two weeks we have been able to raise Ksh 2 million in District Hospital, we may be able to surpass our target, ” noted County Director for Revenue Management, CPA Jonah Lamai.

The stakeholders said technology and digitization of services are the best ways to enhance revenue and improve service delivery.