The Department of Lands, Energy, Housing, Physical Planning and Urban development has launched an online platform allowing residents to easily and conveniently access Kilifi county Government Development Services.
The Kilifi Electronic Development Application and Management System has various automated government-to-business services that make it easier and faster for professionals (such as registered architects, planners, surveyors, engineers, contractors and so on) to apply, process, pay and acquire several permits through the platform.
Permits that can be acquired through the online platform include construction permits, building inspection and occupational permits.
“We shall continue to enhance seamless service delivery and creating of an investor-friendly environment so that we can attract more investors as well as create jobs for our population,” said Governor Kingi during the launch.
In addition to service delivery benefits, the online platform is also expected to enable the county to collect at least Sh2 billion in land and property rates.
“People would waste a lot of time chasing something that would otherwise be concluded within minutes and the many interactions with people in offices made money change hands to buy time hence promoting corruption,” he added.
The programme is funded by the county in partnership with the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation.