The Kajiado Electronic Development Application Management System (KeDAMS) was officially launched today at the County Headquarters. The automated system is expected to fast track development approval processes while improving efficiency of previously manual operations within the County Departments.
Speaking during the launch Deputy Governor Martin Moshisho said the interactive KeDAMS system will enable users to access key county services at their own comfort regardless of their location. He added that this was a major step for the County Government under the leadership of H.E Joseph Lenku to fully digitize operations and optimize revenue collection in all sectors.
Moshisho assured members of the public that the interactive system has incorporated views from various stakeholders and urged investors keen on development initiatives in the County to make use of the system to fast track their investment processes.
“Digitization of our services is not optional and we endeavor to fully digitize all our services so that members of the public have access to them with ease,” said Moshisho.
He added that the launch of the new system was timely considering the current global situation with COVID-19 since it will eliminate paperwork and physical interactions; situations that are likely to exacerbate the spread of the virus.
The CECM Lands, Hamilton Parseina said the qualitative system will do away with subjective processes that were previously rife at the County Offices.
“This system will get rid of quacks who had previously infiltrated the manual approval processes in our County offices, only qualified professionals will interact with the system,”he said.
The Kajiado Electronic Development Application System (KeDAMS) is a web-based software application that automates the development applications that include planning proposals, architectural building proposals and associated civil, structural engineering designs and inspection processes.
Kajiado becomes the fourth County after Nairobi, Kiambu and Kisumu to launch the Electronic Development Application Management Systems. The Kajiado system has been advanced from all the previously launched ones with enhanced features that seal the loopholes exhibited by the systems in the other counties.