The Abuja Markets Management Ltd (AMML) plans to deploy digital systems to improve revenue collection and promote efficiency.
The agency also disclosed that plans are on the way to deploy solar power systems in strategic markets in the FCT as part of efforts to boost ease of doing business.
Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Engr. Abbas Yakubu stated this on Thursday in an interview with newsmen.
According to him, “Strategic management of revenue and safety of the major markets in the FCT has been the mandate of the AMML since its establishment in 2004 which is why the agency is now looking for means to boost revenue efficiency and transparency.”
Engr. Yakubu who assumed office in February this year said “Due to the manual nature of revenue collection, the agency could only collect about 56 per cent of revenue target but when its digitalisation process is completed, the target is 80 to 100 per cent collection.
“The agency in the coming days will be launching Sage 50, a software technology that will improve transparency of our revenue reporting and collection process” he said.
Yakubu noted that as businesses grapple with inadequate power supply, the agency has secured 14 solar systems in different markets in the FCT and will be rolling out more to aid sustenance.
The MD added that the agency has begun fixing CCTV cameras in Abuja Markets and plans to take it a notch further by deploying drones that will monitor safety of lives and properties.