Mombasa Revenue Enhancement Team to ensure payment of parking fees

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Governor Abdulswamad Sheriff Nassir explaining how to identify members of the Revenue Enhancement Team./COURTESY

BY>>RACHAEL YAYRA

Mombasa Governor Abdullswamad Sherrif Nassir on Monday launched a Revenue Enhancement Team that will ensure compliance on parking fees across the county.

The team will comprise 30 members drawn from different departments within the county government.

Their major work will be to ensure compliance on parking fees across the six sub counties.

“You can expect them throughout the entire Mombasa County and we hereby request stakeholders to extend their utmost cooperation,” said Governor Abdullswamad.

The Team will wear standardized uniforms and shall identity themselves to the public using staff badges with their full names, national identity card number and staff ID number.

“In assessing this compliance, they will be checking to ensure that you have paid your parking fees so please make sure that you do so the moment you park your vehicle,” said Nassir.

He claimed that in the past week, through the work done by the Rapid Results Initiative, the county government had seen a 70 percent increase in revenue at Cess points.

The County will be moving to public markets in the coming days.

“As we do this work, my government shall formally be engaging the Public Service Commission to conduct a human resource audit for the Mombasa County Government designed to ensure that our workers are deployed where needed,” he added.

Governor Nassir said citizens should expect improvement in public service if this trend is maintained.

He further encouraged continued partnership to ensure the restoration of Mombasa’s glory.

The launch came less than a week after Governor Nassir launched a Finance Task Force chaired by Mahmoud Noor.

The Task Force will, among other things, review the architecture of county revenue, review the patterns of expenditure of the county governments, liase with the Office of the Auditor General to audit the assets of the county government and audit liabilities of the county government.

The Task Force will be required to submit a report on their findings and recommendations to Governor Abdulswamad within 30 days.

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