Deputy President reveals digital push

Deputy President reveals digital push

The Government is implementing a digital strategy to facilitate online application and payment of key services, Deputy President William Ruto has said. 

He said the e-government initiative culminating into cashless payment is a major transformation that will reduce costs, eliminate corruption and increase both efficiency and effectiveness.

“We are working on a digital payment platform in the next six months for all sectors of government,” he said.

The Deputy President made the remarks when he presided over the launch of an Online Transactional Mining Cadastre Portal at the ministry of Mining headquarters, Nairobi.

He said the switch will enable Kenyans realize a 24 hour economy as envisioned in Kenya’s development blueprint, Vision 2030.

The Deputy President said the aim was to provide Kenyans convenient access to government services.

The platform will include services such as payment of land rates, renewal of driving licenses and other remittances.

“It will be possible to pay for government services like land rates, passport fees and driving licenses through Mpesa, Airtel money, credit cards on a digital platform,”  said the Deputy President. 

The Deputy President observed that the online transactional mining cadastre portal was a secure e-Government system that will enable the Mining Ministry administer mineral rights online.

“The portal is a revolution where mineral rights application are done real time, renewal open and tracked from anywhere in the world,” he said.

The Deputy President pointed out that the portal will enable better, reliable and timely presentation of mining related information as well as offer a transparent communication channel between Government and its stakeholders.