Kampala Capital City Authority has increased its revenue collection from sh28b in the last four years to sh75bn in the previous financial year 2014/15.
By Juliet Waiswa
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has increased its revenue collection from sh28b in the last four years to sh75bn in the previous financial year 2014/15, executive director Jennifer Musisi has revealed.
The increase in revenue is attributed to the new e-Citie online revenue collection system KCCA introduced last year, where dues from monthly commuter taxis are collected.
"With the e-Citie system, clients can now use their mobile phones to pay fees ranging from yellow fever, commuter taxi monthly revenue and property rates among others," said Musisi.
She emphasized that by September 22, all revenue collected on behalf of KCCA will be strictly done online for efficiency, convenience and effectiveness.
KCCA also collects revenue in the city from properties, ground rent, local service tax, local hotel tax, advertising, building plan, land fees, street parking, lockup shop, occupation permits and penalties and fines.
Addressing a press conference at City Hall in Kampala, Musisi said that KCCA has also been able to recover assets valued at sh520b in terms of property which includes land and buildings.
"We have reclaimed properties and we are trying to find partners to develop these properties for income generating activities for the city.”
KCCA has cleared all outstanding liabilities (equivalent to a sh4b debt) that were inherited from the defunct Kampala City Council.
Other achievements include repairing 176 km roads, drainage maintenance, installation of 4,000 street lights and 20 security and traffic cameras.
Also, the city body has increased garbage collection, renovated four health centres, reclaimed Kansanga school land and funded youth and National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) projects, among others.
Musisi however decried the lack of funding, delay in the start of the commuter train services, delay in boda-boda implementation, sanitation issues among city dwellers and trade order in the city.
Meanwhile, ahead of next year’s general elections, she warned prospective political contestants not to put up any kind of posters without permission from KCCA.
KCCA revenue collection doubles