The residents of Kilifi County will now be able to easily pay for their land rates and licenses as well as enquire on services from the comfort of their homes or businesses.
This is after County Government of Kilifi signed an Advisory Agreement with the World Bank Group’s Kenya Competitiveness Enhancement Program to implement business environment reforms leveraging on digital innovations to simplify business processes and procedures.
The partnership seeks to enhance Kilifi County’s attractiveness as a globally competitive destination for investments.
Kilifi County governor Amason Kingi says the County Government together with the World Bank under Program will design and develop a business intelligence reporting tool that will be integrated with County’s revenue collection system to support analysis of data and generate relevant information for decision-making.
Kingi says the reform process will also include a review of the relevant legal and regulatory framework, capacity building and enhancement, communication, public awareness and stakeholder engagement; which are essential in securing sustainable delivery of reforms.
He said his administration is focused on progressively improving efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery.
“As a County Government, we are focused on progressively improving efficiency and effectiveness of our service delivery through government process automation. We proudly commit ourselves to this strong partnership with the World Bank for the benefit of the people of Kilifi County,” said Kingi.
The governor further said his government is focused on reducing the time and cost involved in acquiring government licenses and paying rates.
World Bank Group’s Kenya Competitiveness Enhancement Program, Manager Frank Twagira, said the collaboration will increase Kilifi County competitiveness.
Kenya Competitiveness Enhancement Program is a four-year initiative financed by UK Aid, which aims to strengthen Kenya’s business environment, enhance efficiency and transparency.