• Barare said the county targeted to collect Sh269 million last year, but managed Sh167 million.
• Finance executive Emily Ongaga said the county will reward the best revenue collectors in June next year.
The Nyamira government is seeking to raise revenue collection to Sh500 million up from Sh170 million.
Finance chief officer Dominic Barare said the county government has automated the collection, trained revenue officers on e-tax collection and equipped them with gadgets to help them deliver.
Barare said e-tax collection will seal loopholes through which revenue is lost.
"The county has to protect taxpayers money by sealing loopholes through which revenue is lost. That is why we have introduced e-tax collection," he said.
Barare said the county targeted to collect Sh269 million last year, but managed Sh167 million.
He was speaking at Kisii Agricultural Training Centre after the closure of a two-day training of 150 revenue officers on digital revenue collection.
He said the officers have been trained in handling businesspeople and other stakeholders to pay revenue to the county.
Barare said the county has recruited more revenue officers and increased collection streams.
He said Nyamira is also harmonising revenue collection along the county’s common borders to increase collection.
They also want to harmonise the charges on business licenses and taxes along the borders to be uniform to avoid conflicts between the traders and the county government, he said.
Barare said the boundary disputes at Getare, Magwagwa, Keroka and Getare markets along the common borders have been addressed by leaders in Kisii and Nyamira counties.
Finance executive Emily Ongaga said the county will reward the best revenue collectors in June next year and challenged them to work hard to achieve the target.
Edited by A.N