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Safaricom To Digitize Revenue Collection In Kenya’s West Pokot County

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Kenya’s Safaricom has been given the task of providing West Pokot County with an automated method of collecting revenue.

By going digital the process will be efficient and secure; the agreement between the County and the Telco Company has been sealed.

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Safaricom will install the infrastructures and manage the system that would be up and running by the next financial year.

The Governor of the County Simon Kachapin said most of the county allocation goes to salaries hence there was need to boost revenue collection, as well as ensure maximum utilization of all the avenues for revenue collection.

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“We have already awarded Safaricom the contract to undertake the automation and at the moment, we are working out on the contracting agreement before the programme begins soon,” he said.

According to the governor, the system will have the option of mobile money transfer services, which will ease payment of revenues to the county government by local investors. The county has its eyes on collecting a total of Ksh 150 million up from Ksh 100 million.

Caroline Vutagwa
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