Kitui revenues on upward trajectory rise steadily for four months running

The turnaround trend in revenue performance of Kitui County rose consecutively, hitting an all time high of 20 percent above targets.

The rise began late last year with Month-on-month comparisons indicating significant improvement from Sh. 38.6 million, recorded in a similar period last year to Sh. 46.3 million posted in March this year.

A briefing statement by County Treasury Executive, Ms Mary Nguli issued Monday, said the consistent revenue growth and improved revenue payer compliance shown, is an indication of right policies and positive reforms being implemented by the County.

The growth is a general indicator of improved services to the people of Kitui. People are more willing to pay for services now than before, said Ms Nguli.

Specific analysis of the performance by the various divisions, showed Kitui Rural and Kitui Central with the best performance compared to other regions.

Mwingi North Mumoni and Tseikuru, Mwingi West, and Kitui Town Administration also performed very well.

Those that performed below target, include Mwingi Town Administration, Kitui East and Kitui South, with Mwingi Central Division having performed most dismally.

Going forward, the county intends to widen the revenue base, seal revenue leakages and institute other revenue administration reforms to further improve revenue performance.

These, coupled with timely release of funds from the National Government and expanding partnerships with development partners, will ensure that the county is well funded and is able to fully support government programmes.

Ms Nguli expressed confidence that the county is now well grounded on a sound financial footing and is on a development trajectory.

We have attained a paradigm shift in use of resources to programmes that directly benefit and with highest economic impact on wananchi’s welfare said Nguli.

With this kind of revenue base and with the county’s resources being put to their most efficient use, the results will soon be felt by all, she said.

Source: Kenya News Agency