The County Government of Uasin Gishu has officially rolled out the issuance of permit to all traders applying for 2018 single business permit.

Speaking while overseeing the e-permit issuance at the County headquarters, Licensing and Compliance Director, Mr. Silas Kering said that the department was impressed with the high number of applicants who turned up.

He said that the department is making an effort to ensure that all the clients who turn up to apply for the permit are served within the shortest time possible.

The director noted that the applicants need not to physically come to the County premises to apply for the business permit. This is because it is now possible to make the application from the comfort of your premises as long as you have internet connection.

The applicants must register the business online before they apply for the permit after which it goes through a two-step approval from the ward licensing clerk and licensing officer who generates an invoice and payment made through mobile banking and other financial institution.

The applicants will get their licenses at the County headquarters after completing this simple online exercise.

“We are impressed by the high number of business men who have come to apply for the e-business permits” Said the Director.

Kering also said that a high number of applicants are from the urban areas compared to rural areas.

“We are planning to carry out a sensitization exercise in rural areas to increase the uptake of the same i” Added Kering. He said that the low turnout in the rural areas is majorly because of illiteracy level, adding that the sensitization will help them.

This is comes weeks after the County government of Uasin Gishu embraced new technology of cashless-paperless payment parking.


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