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Huduma centres to use smart cards for cashless payment system

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Citizens seeking services from Huduma centres will soon have to use smart cards in place of cash to pay for services at Huduma centres a report by the Ministry of Devolution and Planning has revealed.

It is expected that the new system will make for more transparent and efficient delivery of the services at all of the 13 centres spread in most parts for the county.

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It will also be possible to us the card to pay for private sector transactions although the modalities to provide for this are not yet in place.

“The Huduma Kenya Smart Card will minimize the risk of carrying cash, reduce incidences of corruption, minimize pilferage of government funds and reduce the time it takes to get services,” read the report.

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According to the report the ministry will also be rolling out a toll-free telephone service, web and mobile-based platform called E and M Huduma Portal by June this year. Also in the cards are 13 other Huduma centres in other unreached regions.

Huduma Centres are a one-stop-shop for services like  registration for ID cards, National Social Security Fund as well as National Hospital Insurance Fund and for getting business permits and a driving license, Police abstracts and Identification cards.

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Huduma centres to use smart cards for cashless payment system

Citizens seeking services from Huduma centres will soon have to use smart cards in place of cash to pay for services at Huduma centres a report by the Ministry of Devolution and Planning has revealed.

It is expected that the new system will make for more transparent and efficient delivery of the services at all of the 13 centres spread in most parts for the county.

It will also be possible to us the card to pay for private sector transactions although the modalities to provide for this are not yet in place.

“The Huduma Kenya Smart Card will minimize the risk of carrying cash, reduce incidences of corruption, minimize pilferage of government funds and reduce the time it takes to get services,” read the report.

According to the report the ministry will also be rolling out a toll-free telephone service, web and mobile-based platform called E and M Huduma Portal by June this year. Also in the cards are 13 other Huduma centres in other unreached regions.

Huduma Centres are a one-stop-shop for services like  registration for ID cards, National Social Security Fund as well as National Hospital Insurance Fund and for getting business permits and a driving license, Police abstracts and Identification cards.

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