By Moshi Shabani
President John Magufuli today launched a data centre for electronically government revenue collection and urged other related institutions to join the National Data Centre because it lacked human errors.
The ceremony which was also attended by The President of Zanzibar, Ali Mohamed Shein and Vice President Samia Suluhu Hassan witnessed President Magufuli pressing a button to officially launch the National Data Centre for revenue collections.
During the ceremony which was done at Kijitonyama in Dar es salaam, President Magufuli recalled that the government had earlier ordered telecommunications companies to register in Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) but only one company, Vodacom responded.
He said other communication companies did not join in DSE because they are charged a small fine and continued to make profit.
"Other telecommunications companies deny to register with DSE because they benefit more as the fine amount does not exceed to Sh300m. It is better to ban them, because sometimes we have to make hard decision for the development of the country even if it is paining," said Magufuli.
The President also pleaded for other companies to join the National Data Center System because it has no human errors and it can help in revenue collections that will benefit both sides the government and the companies, as its open and transparent.
He further ordered all Ministries to join in the system of National Data Center so that they can get proper records of revenue collection.
After the official launching of Revenue Collecting System (RCS) it is going to start with telecommunications companies and later other companies including banks and others.