Uganda's government has developed a Web portal that will ease the flow of information from its institutions to the general public. Pius Mwinganisa the Principal Information Officer at the Ministry of Information and National Guidance said the Government web portal will host all Government institutions.
It will help the public to access information from all the Government departments which has been a big challenge. "The Government web portal will be a one stop information center where the public will access Government information.
Uganda telecom, a partially state owned telecommunication service provider, has signaled it will embark on upgrading its mobile money banking platform, M-Sente, in the next two weeks to enable their customers enjoy the service flawlessly.
Over the years, telecom customers have embraced the use of the handset to do business because of the convenience it offers them compared to other traditional ways of handling and accessing money.
The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has launched an electronic system that requires motor vehicle fees be paid online.
"Payments through mobile money will be very safe to clients and this means that such an amount being paid by the client will directly go to the Bank of Tanzania coffers," the TRA Revenue Accounting Manager Ramadhani Sengati said last week.
He said this will make it easier for TRA to collect the relevant taxes at a lower cost. It will also reduce overcrowding at TRA payment centres.
Dar es Salaam — The much awaited Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS) that is aimed at ensuring and monitoring the movements and safety of cargo started operations on July 1 this year after a three months trial.
Speaking exclusively to East African Business Week in Dar es Salaam last week the Acting Director-Taxpayers Service Mr. Allan Kiula said that ECTS, a system which is being overseen by Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) has been on trial in order to prove its capability and safety of consignments in Tanzania.
Umeme recently launched bill payments by Mobile Money together with real-time bank reconciliations, meaning that customers will be able to avoid disconnections caused by delayed payment reconciliations.