Kenya Ferry launch cashless payment system to increase revenue collection

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Safaricom staff paying for a motorist to cross the channel using the cashless payment system during the launch./COURTESY

Kenya Ferry Services (KFS) has launched a cashless payment method at the Likoni ferry crossing channel.

Speaking during the launch, KFS Human Resource Manager Thomas Tuva said the cashless system method will increase revenue collection.

According to data from KFS, about 6000 motorists cross the channel daily.

“KFS ensures safety and security of all ferry users and with the new payment method in place we will be able to monitor all vehicles used the channel on a daily basis,” said Tuva.

Tuva further said that a cashless payment method will help to avert the spread of COVID-19.

“Since the outbreak of the pandemic in the Country the Ministry of Health has been advocating for use of cashless and this will help to control spread of COVID-19 among our employees and motorists” said Tuva

KFS has said it collects about 1.2 million shillings at the busy Likoni channel daily and the new system in place will help to validate all payment made.

Motorists will be required to use code *721# to make payment using Safaricom sim card.

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