Busia County Governor HE Sospeter Ojaamong has on Monday presided over the launch of the county’s MPESA Pay Bill Number 635929.
The event for the launch of the cashless payment system began with a procession walk from the Busia Vocational Training Center (formerly Busia Polytechnic), all the way to the Busia customs border offices and back to the Busia County Headquarters.
The procession was flanked off by the Cheif Officer in the county department of finance Mrs Prisca Omoi, and led by the County executive committee member for the same department Mrs Phaustine Barasa.
The Busia boda boda riders were dressed up in green and white t-shirts to lead the convoy while the popular Busia Talented Youth’s band entertained the procession.
The mobile money payment system is expected to ensure cashless revenue collection and levy payment process for efficient county service delivery process. This will greatly boost the county’s revenue collection compared to the previously used systems.
Wen making a payment for county service or levy, customers will have two options; to either log into the system on their own or be served using a point of sale machine, using the following procedure:
On the Mpesa menu of their phone, the client will select Lipa na Mpesa, Paybill then enter the Business number as 635929 and input the name of their sub-county as the account number. This can be either Matayos, Nambale, Samia, Teso South, Teso North, Butula or Bunyala.
In addition to the Mpesa message confirming the payment, the county revenue officer will also issue the customer with a physical receipt.