The Board of the newly gazetted Nairobi Revenue Authority (NRA) has been tasked with the responsibility of overseeing the setting up of an efficient and effective revenue collection team to hit the target of Ksh.18 Billion a year.
Addressing a five-day induction seminar in Mombasa, Deputy Governor Njoroge Muchiri assured the Authority of maximum support from the County Government of Johnson Sakaja.
“You have a very important role to play. We must move away from enforcement and instead make it easy for our clients to access and pay for our services,” the Deputy Governor said
County Executive Committee Member for Finance and Economic Planning, Charles Kerich urged the new board to settle in quickly and get down to work without delay.
“This induction provides you with an overview of Nairobi City County Government revenue performance and operations. While there will be more opportunities to immerse yourselves even deeper into understanding your assignment, you must know that time is of the essence. We need to move quickly because the County needs revenue to deliver services and keep the promises in H.E the Governor’s manifesto,” Mr. Kerich said.
During the workshop, County Chief Officer for Revenue Administration Wilson Gakuya took the board through the revenue performance thus far, promising to facilitate the members execute their mandate.
The NRA Board members are Chairman, Andrew Chege, Wanjiru Gikonyo, Irene Otieno, Mary Gesare, Carolyne Mutheu, and Ronald Meru. County Chief Officer Revenue Administration, Wilson Gakuya and Director Revenue, Shaban Asman, represent the County Government on the Board.