Nairobi County is working on its own Integrated City Revenue Management System which will be ready by the beginning of 2019-20 financial year in July, ICT Chief officer Halkano Waqo has said.
Mr Waqo has said it will not renew the contract with Jambo Pay, which was contracted to collect revenue for the county. Meanwhile, the company will temporarily handle the county’s revenue.
” Now we are analysing data that we transferred last week and putting all the other systems into place. The new revenue system will be a big achievement for the current regime,” Waqo was quoted by The Star.
Waqo said that the current system used by Jambojet, the Local Authority Integrated Financial Operations Management System, is difficult and not up-to-date.
“Laifom is very cumbersome, our next system is going to be modern and simplified so anybody can fit in without customization,” he said.
Jambopay was contracted in April 2014 to automate revenue collection for five years with its Laifom system which was installed to address several concerns local authorities faced in service delivery.