Accountants have called on the National Treasury to improve the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMIS) especially in far flung counties.
They said counties located miles away from Nairobi experience constant connectivity challenges, thus the need by the National Government to find a lasting solution to the problem.
Manager, Devolution & Branches Public Policy and Research at ICPAK Hillary Onami said the system have been slow due to overstretched infrastructure resources, adding that the new equipment recently being installed and system migrated might minimize the challenges.
Making his presentation on IFMIS- An Enabler or Inhibitor during day two of the Public Finance Management Workshop at Hotel Itoya in Busia Town on Friday, CPA Onami called for revamping the IFMIS help desk.
He said there was also need for training on capturing of revenue using the Accounts Receivable modules in IFMIS and compliance with Single Chart of Accounts (SCOA).
However, Onami said IFMIS has improved speed of procurement, payment process and reporting, real time analysis of financial reports, reduces overspending, unrealistic budgets, focus on inputs than outputs and risks and guarantee delivery of objectives.
‘’IFMIS has also enabled accounting units to prepare and revise annual cash plans to facilitate timely payments and appropriation of budget,’’ he said.