CollectionHonourable Members have recommended a series of reforms to improve the collection of cess taxes on goods at specific border areas within the County. The move is aimed at enhancing transparency and accountability in revenue collection. Cess collection is a vital source of revenue for the County, but there have been concerns about revenue loss due to loopholes in the system. The County Executive has been implementing reforms in the past to address the issue, but they have not been successful. The lack of a clear strategy to address the challenges has only compounded the problem. To tackle these challenges, the House has recommended several measures aimed at improving cess collection and revenue collection. The County Executive through the Department of Finance and Economic Planning has been advised to gazette all cess collection points in the County Executive and deploy enough enforcement officers to ensure compliance. The Department of Finance and Economic Planning, in consultation with the Department of ICT, has also been urged to develop long-term strategies, including the installation of CCTV cameras at all cess points. The cameras will monitor and deter any fraudulent activities that might occur. The County Executive has also been advised to introduce a cashless payment system at all cess points to minimize revenue loss and improve efficiency in tax collection. The working conditions for enforcement officers will also be improved, with the introduction of a container to provide shelter. Hon. Njuguna Mwaura, MCA, Elburgon Ward also the Chair of the Health Services Committee, proposed the resolution, which is expected to have a significant impact on the County’s revenue streams. The measures will ensure transparency and accountability in the collection of cess taxes and enhance revenue collection for the County Executive.