LAMU TO AUTOMATE REVENUE COLLECTION SYSTEM; GOVERNOR TIMAMY
Lamu County is on the verge of digitization of it’s revenue collecting sytem to enhance collection.
Governor Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W has underscored the innovative use of Information Communication Technology would contribute to effective management of revenue collection while at the same time seal revenue leakages and address other gaps in the devolved unit.
Speaking during a presentation of the revenue digital system at Mokowe Headquarters by Cooperative Bank on Wednesday, the A.N.C Party leader noted that digitization of financial services will enhance transparency, accountability and facilitate easy monitoring and management of funds.
The system will allow the client to initiate the payment using a special USSD code and will also have wireless point of sale (POS) gadgets operated by revenue officers. These gadgets will have the ability to generate instant receipts for clients on payment for services like cess, business permits, hospital bills, land rates among others.
The Governor pointed out that automation of services will increase efficiency as more clients will be able to access services without necessarily going to government premises.
“Introduction of a cashless system will enhance accountability in revenue collection and minimize cases of corruption that costs the county millions of shillings every year” Governor Timamy stated.
The system is set to be launched before June this year.
In attendance was CEC Members, County Secretary Mr. Ali Abbas, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, Chief Officers, Director’s, Cooperative Bank team, among others.
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