Thursday, May 23, 2024

Sakaja Targets Ksh16.5 Billion Collection From Nairobi Parking Fees & Land Rates

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has an bold plan to generate Ksh16.5 billion in income from motorists, landlords and companies within the upcoming monetary yr.

As detailed within the draft 2024/2025 Income and Expenditure Estimates report which was obtained by,ke, it was famous that the billions could be generated via the charging of parking charges, land charges and enterprise licences.

Notably, land charges had been earmarked as the most important income within the upcoming yr with an estimate of Ksh6.75 billion.

Alternatively, the county authorities projected that it will gather Ksh3 billion in parking charges between July 2024 and June 2025.

Site visitors jam witnessed alongside busy Uhuru Freeway in Nairobi in 2019

Simon Kiragu

Presently, motorists pay between Ksh300 to Ksh2,000 in parking charges relying on the kind of car.

In the meantime, enterprise licences and permits are projected to generate Ksh3.2 billion for the county authorities. Alternatively, charges charged for liquor companies are anticipated to generate Ksh351 million.

Constructing approvals and Billboard advert will generate Ksh2 billion and Ksh1.25 billion respectively.

The county authorities is predicted to desk its finance invoice earlier than the Nairobi County Meeting within the coming days. The Finance Invoice will stipulate numerous tax measures that shall be undertaken to fund the county finances.

In the meantime, it was famous that the county would obtain an extra Ksh20 billion in equitable share from the nationwide authorities.

Key Initiatives & Their Budgets

Among the many infrastructural initiatives that had been listed for implementation within the upcoming monetary yr is the rehabilitation of roads within the metropolis which is projected to take up Ksh1,484,946,768.

Alternatively, the rehabilitation of Metropolis Stadium (Joe Kadenge Stadium) was allotted Ksh100 million.

4 new sports activities complexes can even be developed to the tune of Ksh240 million.

Ksh250 million was allotted for the development of an aggregated park in Mathare. Alternatively, Ksh400 million was additionally allotted for lighting works throughout the town.

Ksh487 million – Building of roads, sewers, drainages, and electrical works in casual settlements.
Ksh200 million –  Operationalisation of Mama Margaret Uhuru Hospital.
Ksh120 million –  Building of fireside stations in Gikomba, Kangemi and Jamuhuri.
Ksh100 million – Officers residence of the Deputy Governor.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja launching the development of a hospital at Mlango Kubwa ward, Mathare Constituency.


Johnson Sakaja

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