Isiolo county government has partnered leading telecommunication company Safaricom to aid in revenue collection using its mobile money platform M-Pesa which will see Isiolo residents pay their bills through the service.
The electronic payment system includes that of land transactions considering the county heavily relies on tourism, livestock, land leases and rates which will have individuals make payments for game park visitations electronically. Land registry, land owners will hence fourth trace all their records on-line with details including maps.
“Ratepayers can now pay their bills to the county through M-Pesa. You can now have an option of using your mobile phone to pay your bills instead of going to the county revenue offices physically.” Said Isiolo Governor Godana Doyo.
Mr. Doyo also launches the county’s website www.isiolo.go.ke in a bid to increase transparency and accountability as well as upgrade communication in the county by putting up important information to keep people on the know. Information put up will include tenders, job vacancies and all the necessary information about the county.
The county Governor has plans underway to set up smart shops in the remote areas of the county.