Bungoma automates revenue collection

EFFICIENT: Bungoma assembly speaker John Makali ad- dresses residents at Kenya Industrial Estate on Monday.
EFFICIENT: Bungoma assembly speaker John Makali ad- dresses residents at Kenya Industrial Estate on Monday.

The Bungoma government yesterday launched an automated revenue collection system.

The county now joins Nairobi, Nakuru, Kiambu, Machakos and Kisumu, who have automated revenue collection.

Deputy Governor Hillary Chengwony said Barms will provide a seamless integration of revenue collection, banking and accounting.

He as speaking at the Kenya Industrial estate in Bungoma during the launch.

Chengwony said the system provides customisable controls and real-time tracking of revenue flow.

“The system is structured to provide real-time reports for quick decision making,” he said.

It has a provision for payment of county services through mobile money transfer.

“The objective for developing the system is to seal leakages,” Chengwony said.

The system will enable the county raise revenue collection from Sh504 million last year to Sh783 million by June.

Next year, the county plans to grow the 2016 target by 50 per cent, Chengwony said.