County Set to Double Revenue after System Upgrade
The county government of Nandi expects to double its revenue collection following the adoption of an upgraded revenue system being primed to offer solutions to a number of problems widely encountered in control of finances.
The Nandi County Automated Revenue System, provides a data base of all traders within the county, a mobile money transfer platform where residents are able to pay for business licenses and will receive invoices through email and a sms alert, parking, land rates, rent and other fees and other levies demanded by the government.
The system upgrade project is the brain child of the county’s department of Administration, Public Service, ICT and e-Government.
A computer or an Android-based phone can be used by administrators to track the transactions. The system comes with an application which can help you monitor how much licensing has collected. Revenue from bus parks, markets and town parking are received and recorded using a digitized system hence increasing efficiency in service delivery.
A pilot of the automation of trader-mapping kicked off today in Kapsabet town, where a team of revenue officers carried the exercise led by the CEC Finance Alfred Lagat and Chief Officer Trade Feisal Mohammed.
Technical reasons for setting up this automated platform included need for a secure database for all revenue streams, embedded ticketing system with multi-platform accessibility (web & mobile), Support for cash & cashless transactions with real time reporting and improved monitoring and supervision and ease of integration with existing systems.
The setting up of the E- revenue platforms will not just have monitory gains to the county, it will impact positively on new business register which is up to date, and also accurate data with improved projections informing decision-making.
It also provides a wide variety of payment options for the business community to pick from. It will greatly reduce the cost of doing business related to compliance.
With its existence, there is increased access to government services and quality of service delivery. Clients do not have to queue since delay has been eradicated, enhanced transparency and predictability of government services.