Kisumu bursaries go electronic

Date:

Share post:

The Kisumu County Government has introduced an electronic money transfer system to aid in the transfer of funds allocated for bursaries.

Speaking during the distribution of Sh102 million bursary funds on Wednesday, Penina Onyango, Education Chief Officer said the move will go a long way in ensuring efficiency.

“The electronic system will enable us to track money and know exactly how it moves and who is the recipient,” she said.

She further added that the electronic system will also help with record keeping for future reference.

The system which will render the cheques obsolete is also meant to make work easier by reducing the amount of time needed to release funds.

“The days of signing thousands of cheques are over,” Onyango said, adding that it was also a way of dealing with corruption and improving security.

At least 33, 000 students benefited from the bursary and scholarship funds disbursed during the event.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

MESHA transforming newsrooms through Mobile Journalism mentorship

Twenty-three more journalists have benefited from Mobile Journalism skilling project by the Media for Environment, Science, Health and...

Media best placed to tame vaccine hesitancy in Kenya, experts say

Misinformation remains one of the main factors contributing to vaccine hesitancy in Kenya. Stakeholders in the health sector say...

LIBOI: Nairobi artist who sings for Lake Victoria

For ages, Lake Victoria, the world’s second-largest fresh water lake has been choking due to aggravated human-related (anthropogenic)...

It is 1, 200 units for new Kisumu’s Anderson housing project

The once dilapidated Anderson Estate is set for a facelift with 1, 200 modern units. The 15-storey Anderson Housing...