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Nakuru County to automate revenue collection centres

(L) Governor Kinuthia with CAK Director for Consumer and Public Affairs Mutua Muthusi before launching the County Consumer ICT Forum called Kikao Kikuu

The Nakuru County Government is in the process of automating revenue collection centres to enable residents’ receive real time services.

Governor Kinuthia Mbuthia said his Government was building an electronic platform to provide the backbone upon which the services will be rendered.

Mr. Kinuthia said the project will be facilitated through the establishment of computer centers in all the sub-counties to facilitate access to ICT services.

He was speaking at a function where the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) launched the second Consumer County internet Communication Technology (ICT) Forum called Kikao Kikuu which is being used by CA to increase consumer ICT education in the country.

“We welcome the initiative as we are certain consumers will be empowered with valuable information which will enable them wisely make use of communications services,” said Mr. Kinuthia.

The event was held at the Nakuru show ground and brought together consumers of communications services, mobile service providers, ICT equipment vendors, Nakuru County officials and other Government departments.

Speaking at the forum, the CA Director General Francis Wangusi said Nakuru County is one of the fastest growing towns in Africa and reiterated that integration of ICT by county authorities in their businesses will lead to greater transformation of the country.

“It is therefore imperative for us at the Communications Authority of Kenya to work closely with the County Governments in an effort to ensure that counties have access to affordable ICT services which will ultimately lead to the transformation of lives of the citizenry,” said Mr. Wangusi.

The interactive forums will be rolled out in phases across the counties over the next two years. After Nakuru, Kikao Kikuu will move to Nairobi. The initiative was first launched in Machakos.

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