Uasin Gishu County Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno on Thursday flagged off ten vehicles to be used in collection of revenue.
Speaking during the flag off of the vehicles, the Deputy Governor said the county aims at raising over Sh1 billion in revenue.
Chemno said the 10 vehicles had been lying in the county yard after breakdowns but had been revived.
“We have a big revenue base that has not been well tapped. One of the reasons we have not succeeded is because our staff have been struggling on their own to collect revenue, “Chemno said.
“The vehicles have been revived and they are going to be stationed in sub counties to aid us in revenue collection,”he added.
The Deputy County Boss said they are eyeing to hit the 1 billion plus target.
He exuded confidence that with the enhanced support through the vehicles the target will be exceeded.
The County Finance Minister Julius Ruto said the challenge that revenue collection officers have been facing is mobility.
He however revealed that in the last financial year the county collected Sh950 million and that with the boost they will meet their target.