F.A.Q

What is the NTA?

  • The NTA is an independent, non-partisan organization focused on promoting good governance in Kenya through citizen empowerment, enhancing public service delivery and partnership building.
  • NTA is registered as a ‘society’ under section 10 of the Societies Act
  • The NTA represents all citizens as everyone pays taxes
  • Since 2006, the NTA has been implementing programmes focused on enhanced citizen demand for accountability through monitoring of the quality of public service delivery and the management of devolved funds.
  • It has achieved this through the development of social accountability tools, Citizen Report Cards (CRCs), civic awareness and citizen capacity-building and initiating partnerships with the government and non-state actors.
  • What are the objectives of the NTA?

  • To ensure that taxpayers' money is used to deliver quality services, such as health, education, agriculture, roads and water, etc., for all Kenyans.
  • To ensure transparent and citizen-responsive management of taxpayers’ money in devolved funds, such as the Constituency Bursary Fund, Constituency Development Fund, Free Primary Education Fund, etc.
  • To sensitize citizens on their rights and responsibilities as taxpayers.
  • Who manages the NTA?

  • The NTA is managed by a Governing Council of prominent civil society, faith based organizations, and private sector leaders. These include Kenya Private Sector Network (KPSN) – Chair, Center for Governance & Democracy (CGD) - Secretary, United Business Association (UBA) - Treasurer, Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (CJPC) - Member, African Woman and Child Feature Services (AWCFS) – Member, The Kenya Alliance of Residents Association (KARA) – Member, Transparency International-Kenya Chapter (TI-K) – Member, National Informal Sector Coalition (NISCOF) – Member, Supreme Council of Kenya Muslims (SUPKEM) – Member, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) – Member, Private Sector Development Trust (PSD) – Member, Kenya Female Advisory Organization (KEFEADO) - Member).
  • The day to day operations of the NTA are managed by the NTA Secretariat comprising of the National Coordinator and assisted by Regional Offices Coordinator, Communications Officer and 2 Programme Officers. The NTA is also technically assisted by an advisor and a consultant.
  • Who funds NTA?

    The NTA is funded by a group of international and local donors.

    What is the NTA's relationship with the government?

    The NTA is fully independent of government; however, it is committed to working with the government to improve service delivery and the management of devolved funds.

    What is the structure of the NTA?

  • The head office of the NTA is in Nairobi. There are currently eight regional offices in each of the eight provinces/regions of Kenya (Nairobi, Central, Eastern, North Eastern, Western, Nyanza, Rift Valley and Coast).
  • Within the regions there are Constituency Monitoring Committees (CMCs), which consist of volunteer citizen representatives – one woman and one man – from each location or ward in each constituency.
  • National Taxpayers Association

    Diani Close, Off Diani Road. Off Ole Dume Road

    P.O. Box 4037-00506 Nairobi, Kenya

    Phone: +254-701-946557 / +254-734-500940

    E-mail: admin@nta.or.ke

     

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