The County Government of Uasin Gishu is soon partnering with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) to streamline revenue collection, and expand revenue base to build the economy of the county.

Speaking on Tuesday during an engagement organized by the authority on among other areas, tax concerns,Chief Officer for Trade, Industrialization and Tourism Geoffrey Tanui, said the established synergy has seen the county government work closely with KRA.

He noted that the county government will continue partnering with them in provision of seamless services to the county residents.

North Rift Regional co-ordinator, Moses Muia, said they are aligning themselves to changes in the tax laws to streamline revenue administration including e-Tims and Compliance as required by the law on taxation.

“We are also looking forward to partnering with 7 North Rift Counties on how to reach traders on tax conversation mechanisms,” said Muia.

Muia further said the partnership with the county will see them reach out to traders on the importance of taxes, reiterating their major concern to change the narrative of ‘bad people’.

“Traders are more comfortable engaging with county officers unlike KRA officers and the need to have a conversation with them through the help of the county government is of essence,” added Muia.

Other areas discussed during the meeting include how to improve trade within the county, licensing of businesses, capacity building of MSMEs, illicit trade and taxpayers’ education.

Directors Isaac Lagat (Trade), Irene Kapting’ei (Industrialization), Kipleting Mengich (Enterprise Development), Jonah Lamai (Revenue Management), Inua Biashara Fund Manager Joan Mutai, Principal Credit Officer Domtila Birgen were among the present.