Kenya: E-Ticketing At Maasai Mara Game Reserve Launched

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The long-awaited electronic ticketing system within the gates of the famous Maasai Mara game reserve has come into force. In an advert placed in sections of the press on Thursday, council clerk Pius Mutemi, said the council had entered into partnership with Equity Bank for a 10-year contract to collect park entry fees.

He said the e-ticketing system, which has cost the council Sh25 million, will increase revenue collection and minimise corruption in the park. "The electronic ticketing system will reduce chances of corrupt practices. The bank won the tender through competitive bidding and we know it will do a good job," he said.

He added that visitors to Maasai Mara can buy entry tickets to the park at 11 Equity branches countrywide. These include: Narok, Equity Centre, Mama Ngina, Changamwe, Malindi, Mombasa's Moi Avenue, Ukunda and Mtwapa.

Finance Chairman, David Ole Setek, said the smart card system will net an additional Sh870,509,240 for the council. "This is an interim measure towards the realisation of an online electronic ticketing system, which is projected to be in place within 90 days. This should improve efficiency in serving our clients and enhancing revenue collection," said part of the advertisement.