The Judicial Service Commission in a bid to minimise the payment of bribes and breeding corruption has embarked on an initiative to ensure that almost every police station in Zimbabwe is equipped with a point of sale machine, The Herald reports.
This was revealed by JSC head of corporate communications Ms Rumbidzai Takawira who said they embraced paying fines with plastic money because it is faster and efficient:
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Zimbabwe, like many countries across the world, has evolved into a more cashless economy and people now use what we term “plastic money.
We have ensured all police points have a POS machine for easier transacting, moving from the system that we had before which was a bit slower. So, this is just in line with building efficiency for the transacting public when having to pay fines, like traffic fines.
ZRP National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the JSC is also working toward ensuring that people pay their fines using mobile money:
It is a fact that mobile cellular providers (EcoCash, OneMoney and Telecash) cannot be used by the public to pay deposit fines due to the setup of the machines unless if such service providers have supplied their client with a card they can use to swipe on the POS machine.
The Judicial Service Commission is engaging banks to facilitate the use of mobile service platforms to accept deposit fines from the public. The ZRP and the Judicial Service Commission are in constant liaison to smoothen the process.
Banks import the machines which are acquired by the Judicial Service Commission, which in turn provides them for use by the police.
More: The Herald