BY Philip Rutto
Department of Public communications
County Governments have been advised to invest in ICT system in all their departments so as to improve in their revenue collections and fiscal prudence.
Addressing ICT delegates from all the 47 Counties at Bomas of Kenya during Connected Kenya Summit, Mr Joseph Irungu Ict Director at the Commission of Revenue of allocation(CRA) call upon the devolved units not to concentrate only on automation of finance departments.
“ICT systems are universal applicable that which works in the finance offices can also be used in the records registries”. He advised.
He said all Counties who have set up working ict systems have seen sharp revenue collections and prudence in financial management.
The Ict director disclosed that only 32 counties have tried use the Ict systems while 15 counties are yet to utilize the technology in their service delivery.” 32 Counties have attempted 15 have not.’’ He told the Participants.
He attributed the low usage of Ict in service delivery at the County level to low or no budget allocations and non-professionalism in term of personnel.
Others who addressed the meeting are Icta ag. CEO Mr. John Sergon, Eng Dan Obam board chair, National Communication Secretariat, With ICT CS Mr. Joe Mucheru and his two PSs expected to deliver their presentations before the summit end on Wedensday 24.