Kitui County has today launched myCountyApp, a platform that enables the counties to digitise all their services in one place providing a single, citizen access channel.
The platform will include payment for county services, revenue management systems, a citizen reporting and engagement tool and solutions around agriculture, health, utility bills and SME programs.
Kitui becomes the second county to integrate to myCounty. In his speech, Governor Malombe (Dr) said the ”platform underscores an important milestone in the advancement of technology in Kitui’s service delivery to the residents”.
The Governor said the “launch is in line with SDG (17) which focuses on strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing global partnerships for sustainable development technology”.
“This is also in line with the *focus on enhancement of government service delivery through digitization and automation of all government services. It also mirrors our 16 point development agenda for Kitui County”.
He said the county ministry of ICT has partnered with Safaricom to effectively serve the people of Kitui by creating a digital platform where residents can access services effectively and efficiently in a one stop shop through a single e – citizen access channel.
Governor Malombe further indicated Safaricom’s partnership as key pointing out the network connectivity increase from 36% in 2013 to 83% currently.
On his part, Safaricom’s Chief Corporate Security Officer representing CEO Peter Ndegwa commended the county for the progressive partnership with focus to transform lives.
“We are partnering with Kitui not as friends but because the county – as an organization has a plan”. he said. Mulila said Safaricom has plans to gradually include all 47 counties in coming months into the plan.