Citizens and businesses within Trans-Nzoia County will now go cashless as the devolved unit seeks to boost service delivery and revenue collections.
From parking, to cess and market fees among other levies, all payments will now be run on M-PESA after the devolved unit partnered with telco giant Safaricom to roll out a new payment system.
To pay for the county services, customers in Trans-Nzoia will dial up *818#, which leads them the menu of various services to choose.
The system can be used for making payment across all five sub-counties of Cherengany, Saboti, Kwanza, Kitale Municipality, and Kiminini.
“We are delighted to enable digital lifestyles for the people of Trans-Nzoia County through M-PESA. This will greatly enhance convenience for residents, enabling them to pay for county services wherever they are and at whatever time,” said Safaricom Chief Executive Officer Peter Ndegwa.
Patrick Khaemba, Governor, Trans-Nzoia County said through adoption of M-PESA, the county will manage to plug revenue losses.
“It will also give us better visibility of collections through timely reconciliation and reporting. By interlinking different systems, we will be able to enhance service delivery and efficiency for the benefit of the people of this county,” said Mr Khaemba.
Besides *818#, county payments for Trans-Nzoia and other counties are available under the consolidated *334# M-PESA menu, under the Lipa Na M-PESA option. Customers can then select “County Services” and the particular county to make payments.
Across the country, 25 counties have fully integrated their payment collection systems with M-PESA. In addition, all 47 counties accept cashless payments through M-PESA.