Nairobi eyes parking as top earner with e-ticketing.

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Nairobi county is gearing up to embrace e-payment in a bid to seal loopholes, raising monthly collection above the current sh200 million.

Accounting for more than 15 percent of internally generated income, Electronic ticketing and enhanced fees will see parking become the second highest revenue earner for city hall. The target in the 2014/15 financial year as set in the county Fiscal strategy paper is sh2.2 billion, which translates to 184 million per month.

The council expects some upward trend as the cashless system eliminates the pilferage afforded by current system. The move comes after concerns were raised that the current mode of collection mode of collection is vulnerable to collusion between attendants and motorists especially with the higher rates laid by County Finance Act.

Motorists will use plastic cards and mobile money to settle their parking fees with their payment details captured in a system expected to be rolled out soon by JamboPay; the company that won a tender to handle City Hall’s cashless payments.

The system is said to be on pilot study in City Hall’s parking system before rolling out. The systems will first capture all parking areas in the city and doing other groundwork necessary for their system.

Parking attendants will now inspect, checking that payment has been made by use of electronic gadgets that will match the vehicle’s registration to the company’s database.


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