Diamond Trust Bank has signed an agreement with Kisii County Government to automate its revenue collection for motorists parking, bus park and bodaboda monthly license fees. Residents of Kisii will have the option of paying county fees through mobile money or branded credit cards via the new revenue collection system.
Kisii County governor James Ongwae says the partnership with DTB will help the county streamline revenue collection and seal revenue leakages.
“Our vision for Kisii County will only be achieved if we make the right progressive partnerships, embrace technology and efficiently manage our revenue collection. Today the people of Kisii are the winners as they will not only experience easier and faster parking payment methods but they can now rest assured that the money will reach the county government for investment back into the community,” said Ongwae.
This partnership will also see branded DTB county revenue collection points set up around the CBD, where residents can pay for parking fees through any of the provided payment solutions. Inspectors from the county government will be able to verify payments by querying the systems using the vehicle registration number.
DTB is the first bank to provide an electronic solution for parking fee collection in the counties, according to Nasim Devji, CEO of DTB.
“This partnership with the Kisii County Government is a demonstration of our commitment to enhancing business and making life convenient for our customers. In this digital era, customers are already making most of their transactions through their mobile phones and parking fees should be no exception.”
Kisii operators will pay for their bus park fee as they leave the bus terminal while Bodaboda monthly payments can be made at any of the various county revenue collection points located in strategic areas around Kisii town.
“Counties that will emerge successful are those that embrace technology in their revenue collection and other areas of operations. We will soon be extending this service to all other areas of revenue collection including advertising, rates and licenses within the County. We also look forward to extending this service to more counties in Kenya,” said Devji.