President William Ruto while speaking in Nakuru on Friday, March 3 announced that at least 2,800 government services have already been digitized.
The head of state noted that the government is working to have all state services offered online by June.
“Today, I’m happy to announce that 2,800 government services have been digitized,” Ruto said.
This comes after the state announced in December 2022 that all payments for state services shall be made through the E-citizen portal.
Moreover, the Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u gazetted the portal to be the official government digital payment platform.
Njuguna further reported that more transactions are being moved to the online payment portal, as the state unveils a new universal pay bill number.
“All payments for government services shall progressively be made through eCitizen.go.ke. The official Government of Kenya Pay Bill Number is 222222,” he stated.
In addition, the President said Kenyans should be able to pay for government services from the comfort of their homes without visiting places physically.
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According to the head of state, digitization is already making huge steps to seal loopholes in matters of tac collection.
Nonetheless, government payments going digital is meant to increase revenue collection, minimize the cost of collection and enhance service delivery.
As such, the digital payments platform has been integrated with all available electronic payment platforms in Kenya, including mobile money payment services.
Several government services are under the e-citizen, generating hundreds of thousands of transactions monthly.
Moreover, the portal generates an invoice for the various services after which the user proceeds to pay the amount using mobile money platforms through the government’s pay bill number.
When the payment has been made, the system reflects the transaction and generates a receipt that the user can print.
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