Lands Department joins digital revolution

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The government took a historic leap forward into the world of e-commerce earlier this week when the Minister for Lands and Physical Planning, John Rosso, launched a ground-breaking online payment solution with local fintech startup NiuPay, in association with Kina Bank.

The solution sees Kina Bank, in partnership with NiuPay deliver its online payment gateway to market which will give local and regional landowners the ability to start paying online, removing the need for them to go into one of the Land Department’s offices.

Supported by Kina Bank digital payment solutions, NiuPay is the first organisation to offer true end-to-end, online financial technology solutions – such as designing digital processes and websites with a focus on cashless revenue collection – for government, state-owned enterprises and private business.

The launch took place at an exclusive event at the Hilton Hotel in Port Moresby yesterday hosted by James Inglis, Chief Executive Officer of NiuPay, and was attended by dignitaries including the Prime Minister Hon. James Marape, Hon. Minister for Lands and the Chief Executive Officer of Kina Bank, Mr. Greg Pawson.

The advent of digital government is also a cost-effective move for the government, reducing the operational costs of running departments by saving time, resources, effort and money. Digital government can also extensively increase service quality. Fundamental to it is cybersecurity.

Feature Pic: (L-R) Benjamin Samson Secretary Lands Department (speaking), James Inglis CEO NiuPay, Hon Minister Lands Dept John Rosso, Hon Prime Minister James Marape, Greg Pawson CEO Kina Bank. Credit: Kina Bank

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