Governor Hassan Joho to Implement E-governance in Mombasa County

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho on Friday disclosed that he would implement the use of e-Governance in his county, which he had borrowed from the European nation of Estonia.

Governor Joho, who was in Estonia for a two-day official visit, noted that he would adopt the system which would improve efficiency in service delivery and enhance effectiveness and reach of public participation platforms.

"The cabinet of Estonia is the first to implement e-Cabinet work ethic which the government uses to streamline its decision-making process.

"The system is a multi-user database that keeps relevant information updated in real time," stated Joho.

[caption caption="Governor Joho during meeting with director general of Estonian chamber Mr Mait Palts (Twitter)"][/caption]

According to the Governor, the purpose of his visit was to strengthen the existing cordial relations between the people of Estonia and the people of Mombasa.

"We also discussed cooperation in developing exchange and learning programs to facilitate skill and knowledge transfer in the said sectors and possibilities of fruit export to Estonia and the European Union," the Governor stated.

During a  meeting with the Director General of the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr Mait Palts, Governor Joho also discussed various areas of partnerships, especially in manufacturing and fisheries value addition.

"While in Estonia the intention now is also to find sustainable solutions to pressing issues in Mombasa, that it has successfully handled, like a thriving business landscape, a clean environment and most importantly citizens participation in governance," he stated.

He explained that his visit also sought to fortify the relationship to tangible cooperation through technology and technical skills exchange that would improve the County's business processes, revenue collection systems and mainstream efficiency as well as accountability through advanced automation.

Joho has been on the spot in recent days due to heaps of garbage in his county and it remains to be seen how he will implement the new technology to handle the situation.

[caption caption="Governor Joho at the office of Estonian Prime Minister (Twitter)"][/caption]

He was accompanied by team of County Executives during the tour at the office of the Prime Minister of Estonia.