The Kenya Flower Council attended a forum on doing business organized by the Commission on Revenue Allocation from 12th to 14th October 2014 at Maanzoni Lodge in Machakos County. This came following complaints from the private sector on the challenges that the business community is experiencing in relation to the new revenue raising measures/legislation by county governments.
The forum provided a neutral platform for engagement between the Business Community and the county governments to forge innovative and collaborative ways through which county governments may promote business within their counties through their revenue raising measures.
The Commission invited the following officials from counties in order to brainstorm on a way forward with regard to promoting business in the county through revenue raising measures/legislation, together with some members of the Business Community:
1. The County Executive Committee member(s) responsible for matters relating to finance, trade and/or industrialization;
2. The Chairperson of the Budget Committee in the County Assembly; and
3. The County Chief Revenue Officer.
The Commission is mandated by the Constitution of Kenya to make recommendations regarding the financing of, and financial management by county governments, among other functions. The Commission may also make recommendations to county governments on their revenue raising measures; as provided for under section 161 of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012.