Governor Wilbur Ottichilo on 11th October 2018 hosted Members of the County Assembly led by Honourable Speaker Husna Mudeizi to sign into law the Finance Bill 2018/2019.
In his address to Members of the Fourth Estate and the Public, the Governor said the County expects to collect taxes in excess of Ksh. 200 million. Governor Ottichilo said the County is working on modalities of having revenue collection automated to ease the whole exercise and also beef up collection. He urged the citizens of Vihiga County to comply with the set taxes since revenue collection helps in implementation of development programmes.
The speaker assured the people of Vihiga County that both wings, The Executive and The Assembly, are working together for the sake of bringing up development in the county. She emphasised that good governance can be achieved by responsible leadership and it is the reason they have chosen to work together. The same was echoed by Deputy Speaker Nickson Butiya who was keen to mention that the MCAs have a good working relationship with the governor and that they will support all development programs initiated by the Governor.
The Finance Bill is expected to be gazetted in the next two weeks.