Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung'u has announced that all payments for government services will be made through eCitizen.
Following the implementation of the government's Digital Payments Programme, service payments will be made using the official paybill number 222222.
"The government has developed the eCitizen.go.ke Digital Payments Platform, through which citizens and other individuals will be able to pay for government services," Prof Ndung'u stated in a Gazette notice.
He noted that this payments platform is integrated with all electronic payment platforms in Kenya, including mobile money.
The official short code number for the paybill will be 222, while the USSD number will be 2222. Citizens will use their national identity card as their unique identifier, while foreigners will use their alien identity card. The official registration number will be the unique identifier for companies, institutions, and organizations.
"All payments for government services will be made progressively through the platform," Prof Ndung'u stated.
This comes just weeks after President William Ruto promised to digitize and make available online all government services. Even as he promised 5,000, he noted that making government services available online would ease and improve service delivery.
"To ensure that Kenyans are getting better government services, we will ensure that 5,000 government services are accessible online in a period of six months. This will help to alleviate the problem of Kenyans waiting in long lines to be served," said the President.
According to the Head of State, only 300 government services are currently available online.
"We want to make sure you can get every service online without having to go to any office," said the President.
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