Garissa to widen rev­enue col­lec­tion net, waive 90 per cent in­ter­est on land ar­rears

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Northeastern -

Garissa county will next month launch a new rev­enue col­lec­tion method.

Speak­ing to the press in Garissa town yes­ter­day, county sec­re­tary Mo­hamud Mur­sal said the Trea­sury de­part­ment will widen its net by col­lect­ing land rates from more ar­eas.

He said the county will for one month waive 90 per cent of the in­ter­est charges on land ar­rears to en­cour­age landown­ers to pay the fees.

Mur­sal said Garissa has re­cruited 200 clerks who will be posted across the county. He said they will be given ap­pointed let­ters by De­cem­ber.

“Rev­enue col­lec­tion has been steady, but way be­low our pro­jec­tions,” Mur­sal said.

In 2013-14, the county col­lected Sh130 mil­l­lion, while for 2014-15 and 2015-16, the county col­lected around Sh120 mil­lion each year.

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