Business / Technology
Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016 18:20 EATnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.com
Nandi County Government has rolled out an electronic financial management system, the first in the counties. The system has been deployed across all departments in the county, resulting in a robust revenue increase. Revenue from parking fees, for instance, has increased by 125 percent.
All county revenue officials have been supplied with electronic equipment and designated at every parking space. Once a car owner pays the required charges, his or her name, the vehicle registration number and the amount charged are entered into the system.
Governor Cleophas Lagat has praised the system, which was acquired through a twinning partnership with Kampala City Council in Uganda. “We can know how much each each revenue officer has collected at any time, hence allowing us to prevent corruption,” he said in Kapsabet.
The governor said the county will roll out the system to all its institutions including hospitals in order to monitor revenues, the number of patients and their medical history. “We want to make sure that if there is a referral of any patient…it can be tracked electronically…the starting point was to train all health workers on this technology,” he added.