Prime Minister James Marape said in the last 40 years, the government revenue collection through cash payments has been riddled with corruption, nepotism, and mishandling of revenue and that will be changed. He said this when launching the GoLands and eLands online payment system for the Department of Lands in Port Moresby yesterday.
“We will be migrating to the online payment system with every department that deals with revenue collection and I am happy that the Lands Department has stepped out as the rst to moving into that space and policy vision,” he said.
“Papua New Guineans are using social media and are IT savvy and this program is benecial as they can pay their bills at their own time rather than standing in line at the Lands Office.”
The Lands Departments GoLands and eLands program comes in two phases with the rst phase being the revenue collection, receipting, data cleansing, process streaming and service delivery.
The GoLands online system focuses on billing, receipting, customer management and debt management, land lease and rentals payment arrangements, reporting and support center where customers can go online and make payments or access these services.
The second phase is to ensure the land titles management and other data processing and availability is made easier for users. The system is online and will be fully functional by early next year, 2021.