Finance, Budget, Strategy & Economic Planning
Effectively undertake the task of prudent resource planning, mobilization and management.
Lead the county formulation, planning of policy directions in compliance with the laid down guidelines of public finance management.
Lamu County Government recognizes the importance of transparency and accountability as being not only necessary for good governance but also for efficient and effective utilization of resources. The department of Finance, Strategy and Economic Planning play a key role in the County Government as a whole. The department therefore resolved in making their operations more open to the public and encourages transparency and accountability. In its operation, the department strive to maximize in its commitment to service delivery, putting in consideration the resource constraints.
Lamu County Government, like any other governmental institution, aim in maximizing in its commitment to service delivery to the public at the constraints of the resources. The poverty level at the County and the infrastructure hinder development in the County. The Government responsibilities and the public expectations surpass the Budget estimates and provisions. The local revenue collection on the other hand, is a big challenge to the County. The challenge is in the bid to increase revenue and to seal corruption loopholes in revenue collection. The improvement of revenue collection throughout the County is a priority to the Department of Finance, Strategy and Economic Planning. In this regard, the department find the need to introduce e-revenue collection system.
ELECTRONIC REVENUE COLLECTION SYSTEM (ERC)
• Step up efforts on tax administration and mobilization of revenue to eliminate leakages
• Envisage to observe timelines as enshrined in the Public Finance Management Act 2012
• Increase revenue collection through addressing the issue of casual revenue collectors, enhanced supervision and automating revenue collecting.
• Rationalize and even cut some expenditures so as to increase growth