The private sector has noted that counties have failed to adhere to constitutional guidelines on revenue collection, resulting in an unpredictable business environment and increased cost of doing business across counties.
Specifically, KAM has noted instances of double taxation, unlawful taxation, punitive trade licensing practices, administrative inefficiencies in revenue collection and failure by the county governments to provide services commensurate to the revenue collected.
In response to this, the National Treasury constituted an Inter-Agency Working Committee to come up with policy guidelines and legislation aimed at regulating county own source revenue. The Committee has since released a draft National Policy on Enhancement of County Governments Own Source Revenue and the County Governments (Revenue Raising Process) (Draft) Bill.
KAM membership in the Western region had the opportunity to participate at a stakeholders workshop organized by KEPSA to seek views of businesses within the Nyanza/Western chapter held at Imperial hotel and well attended by the Industry.
Value Chain Integration in EAC & COMESA 27th September 2017 at the Acacia Premier Hotel, Kisumu
2017 Chapter Annual General Meeting to be held at Acacia Premier Hotel and the launch of the KAM TVET program whose aims is to create employment opportunities for youth through skills development