Officials from Rumphi district council have said they are optimistic that the adoption of e-ticketing in revenue collection is expected to improve revenue collection there.
Director of Planning and Development, Frank Mkandawire highlighted that currently, the district council is collecting about 60 million kwacha per year against the 80 million kwacha targeted.
He adds for so many years the council has been failing to reach the targeted figures due to loopholes in the current way of collecting revenue.
"For some years now we have been setting targets but never reached" lamented Mkandawire.
Mkandawire revealed that the idea is to ensure the council is collecting enough revenue to run away from financial dependency.
Chairperson for Rumphi market Manase Mhango backed the move but condemned the council for delaying the process as they started engaging the council on the same issue in 2020.
"We engage the council in 2020 to introduce the e-ticketing in revenue collection after noting that our friends in other districts are using it but we never got a good response" explained Mhango.
Mhango added that the introduction of e-ticketing in revenue collection will save money that is being stolen in tricky ways.
As part of reforms, Rumphi district council has included e-ticketing in revenue collection in the 2022-2023 council's budget.