County to Initiate Databases Clean Up in Bid to Enhance Land Rates Collection

In a bid to enhance revenue collection through land rates, advertising and physical planning, Uasin Gishu Chief Officer in charge of Lands and Physical Planning Nathan Korir on Friday chaired a meeting on way forward in realising its success.

Further in consultation with Chief Officer for ICT and E-Government, Felix Kimaru, Korir revealed that the two departments had agreed that there was need for immediate data clean up of the land rates database.

The clean up, the Chief Officer said, would ensure that data of all parcels of land is accurately captured to eliminate duplication.

Chief Officers during the meeting.
Chief Officers during the meeting.

We are working on improving the revenue collection system and today we are engaging the staff that interact with the system on daily basis to establish the areas of improvement that were missed out previously,” Korir said.

Among issues raised are the land subdivisions that have not been captured, delayed updating of new parcels of land and the need to liaise with the office of the National Registry to access data of new subdivisions and incorporate into the system automatically,” he added.

Service delivery to citizens

On his part, the ICT Chief Officer assured that the new system will allow access to information based on current data provided and will be interactive to the users for ease in functionality and provision of quality service to wananchi.

Moreover, Director Physical Planning Planner Daniel Koech noted that there is need to ensure the system provides for interface to give automated demand notice to land owners on land rates, house rent, as well as on advertising.

Land rates is a key revenue stream for the counties.
Land rates is a key revenue stream for the counties.

This, Koech said, affirms the need for current contact updates on property owners within Uasin Gishu.

The system will also ensure that the Housing department is able to get updated information on its tenants and the areas by including data of all the new tenants.

Revenue collection is key, and an enabler of the Government in discharging its development agenda as mandated.

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