The County Government of Meru has entered into partnership with Co-operative bank and Jambo Pay to automate its revenue streams and curb pilferage as the County targets to collect 1 billion this financial year.
The deal will see Meru residents pay parking fees, market fees, single business permits, land rates and advertising fees through the digital platform by using a mobile USSD code *414# to register to the MeruPay platform.
Meru County Revenue Board General Manager John Ntoiti said Cooperative bank will provide agents and ensure that the collections are remitted on the same day.
“To pay, one will use a mobile USSD code *414# to register to the MeruPay platform. Money will be deposited in an e-wallet from which they can pay for various county fees and rates. This is meant to get to the unreached taxpayers to increase our local collections,” Dr Ntoiti said.