Govt orders use of electronic payment gateway platform

11Jan 2020
Correspondent
Dodoma
The Guardian
Govt orders use of electronic payment gateway platform

THE government has directed all its agencies, parastatals and institutions to use the introduced Electronic Payment Gateway (GePG) platform to boost revenue collections.

Permanent Secretary in the Finance and Planning Ministry, Dotto James

 

Permanent Secretary in the Finance and Planning Ministry, Dotto James gave the order yesterday in Dodoma when addressing delegates at meeting which brought together officials from state-owned institutions, agencies and ministry. Participating institutions included those operating in central zone regions and connected to GePG.

The PS was concerned that despite government efforts in improving collection of revenues there are still some public institutions which have not improved their payment systems. He urged institutions to ensure proper preparation of invoices.

James noted that it is important that all the government institutions, parastatals and agencies abide by the laws by ensuring electronic preparation of bills as well as adaptation of the electronic payment gateway.

“With the GePG the government will collect more revenues and be able to offer better social services. To ensure proper functioning of the electronic system, institutions are required to consult the financial information systems management at the ministry of Finance and Planning,”, he said.

The GePG was introduced to facilitate all government entities (Central, Local and Agencies) to use single payment platform.  The GePG was adopted in 2016 as part of government’s efforts to improve revenue collections.

The electronic system is said to plug revenue leakages that caused massive loss of government’s revenues.

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