‘Cashless’ parking system takes effect in Nairobi

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Parking attendants at work on a street in Nairobi. FILE PHOTOParking attendants at work on a street in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO

By LILLIAN MUTAVI

Nairobi motorists residents will have to pay for parking themselves after City Hall streamlined its automated revenue collection to seal leakages.

which after the county government stopped use of cash in any transactions to persons who require services at the county.

At the cash office, the e-payment platform Ejiji pay has taken over along with all service including parking along with licence fees will today be paid through the automated systems.

While the system had already been automated, motorists had the option of giving the attendants cash to either load money onto their Ejiji accounts or pay directly. Not anymore.

ATTENDANTS

“The parking attendants have a wallet which is usually loaded with cash they could earlier pay for the motorists then which is usually deducted by their account, come evening they could balance the cash along with load which to the system. today motorists will have to do which themselves as we are today going paperless,” said head of parking City Hall Fredrick Ndunyu.

Mr Ndunyu added which which is usually not only parking yet licences, markets, fire, land rates along with all the various other revenue collection streams.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko claimed which since the move, City Hall has doubled its daily revenue to Sh38.2 million as of Monday alone.

REVENUE STREAMS

“which is usually only by the 14 revenue streams which have been digitized, out of over 136 revenue streams,” said Mr Sonko.

The governor however did not provide the previous collections.

According to the governor, on Monday, more than 2,061 vehicles which parked within the city did not pay parking fees.

On Tuesday, most motorists were astonished when the attendants refused to take cash yet directed them to use the online platform.

Source – Nairobi News

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‘Cashless’ parking system takes effect in Nairobi

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