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KCCA revenue grows by 188%

By Juliet Waiswa

Added 20th April 2018 11:05 AM

Peter Kaujju, the KCCA director public and corporate affairs, said revenue collection in the city has over six years grown from sh28b to sh95b, courtesy of E-cities.

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Peter Kaujju, the KCCA director public and corporate affairs, said revenue collection in the city has over six years grown from sh28b to sh95b, courtesy of E-cities.

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KAMPALA - The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director, Jennifer Musisi, has said the city’s revenues have grown by at least 188% over six years, saying this has been a result of introduction of automated revenue collection methods.

Musisi made the remarks at the sustainable development goals (SDGS) and big data meeting in Washington DC. She said increased revenues mean improved services delivery for city residents.

Peter Kaujju, the KCCA director public and corporate affairs, said revenue collection in the city has over six years grown from sh28b to sh95b, courtesy of E-cities.

In 2014, KCCA introduced E-Cities, an automated system through which traders pay taxes using their gadgets.

Unlike the across-the-counter banking system, which some unscrupulous traders could manipulate, Kaujju says using E-Cities, everything is done electronically, and the money goes direct to the body’s bank account.

Kaujju said the electronic system has reduced costs incurred in revenue collection, eased enforcement and enabled traders assess themselves.

Musisi joins other global leaders such as the United Nations deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, to discuss how technologies allow cities and local communities to seize new opportunities for jobs and manufacturing.

The meeting in Washington DC started on April 19, 2018 and was also attended by the senior director, social, urban, rural and resilience global practice, World Bank Group, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez; vice-president, Global Themes; World Bank Group’s Hartwig Schafer and Rwanda’s finance minister Uzziel Ndagijimana.

Issues of how to end corruption, how to digitise economies and engage the youth are on the agenda.

The meeting is slated to end on 21 April.


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