Launch of seasonal parking e-payment in Nairobi
25 July 2014, 22:23
Nairobi - The city county government has today launched e-payment, a programme aimed at foreseeing the easy payment of parking fees, rent collection and payment of land rates among others so as to seal corruption loopholes in the county.
Speaking at the function, Nairobi governor Evans Kidero said the e-payment for land rates and single business permit are already operational and has helped in decongesting the city hall.
“We have activated this system and it is accessible to Nairobi residents intending to pay for seasonal parking or rent through their mobile phones, authorized banks and agents,” Kidero said.
He also dismissed claims that he is trying to ruin stakeholders businesses by acquiring new county busses that will be ferrying passengers.
“The county government’s role is to provide services to Nairobians and all its stakeholders. The county government will not interfere with matatus business. Although there is need to increase the capacity but when the right time comes, you will (then stakeholders) be given first priority,” he added.
Deputy Governor, Jonathan Mueke revealed that the county is working on the third phase of the e-payment modules that will see automation of daily and seasonal parking payment for individuals.
“there is no way one can pay 300shillings to park 24hours and another one pay the same amount to park for only 5mins,” said Mueke adding that they are looking for better ways to solve the issue.
Mueke added that the revolutionary platform offers convenience for Nairobi resident in payment of services as well as plug in loopholes for rent seeking. “One can avoid standing in long queues, wasting time when they can make payment from virtually anywhere, including from the convenience of their living rooms,” he said.
Director of ICT in Nairobi city county, Benta Ogot said they want to make many channels of payment so that they can avoid overcrowding of stakeholders in one place.
The e-payment solution and the web portal are part of the county’s Nairobi City county ICT transformation programme which started in 2013 and is aimed at improving efficiency and accountability in the collection and management of their funds.
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.