The government of Mombasa County, Kenya has unveiled an e-parking system on February 18. The e-parking parking system is said to be utilizing Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) technology, which ensures the elimination of all the revenue leakages in the County Government's Transport Department.
According to Capital Business, the motorists will have to pay parking fees via mobile phones to use the newly launched e-parking system. Mombasa currently collects Sh1 million from parking fees. William Kingi, Mombasa Deputy Governor said during its launch that at least 6,000 vehicles can be parked at a time within the region.
"We now expect to double our daily revenue collection from the current Sh1 million to Sh2 million. Going digital in the collection of parking fees is the ultimate panacea to the problems we have been facing in transport department," William Kingi said. He further added that the system will not only make it easy for the car owners to pay but would ensure the integrity of the payment system.
"It will no longer depend on the faithfulness of the parking attendant to ensure safe transmission of the payments to the County Government. we urge motorist to embrace this new system," he added.
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