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Afghanistan to deploy 70pc e-govt systems in 2 years

Afghanistan to deploy 70pc e-govt systems in 2 years

Jan 11, 2016 - 20:02

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Abdul Raziq Wahidi on Monday said the country’s e-government system would be 70 percent implemented in the next two years.

Wahidi told a press conference here that the e-government system was being introduced for the first ever time in the country and it would accelerate services delivery to people.

In this regard, his ministry has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with the ministries of foreign affairs, interior, finance, information and culture, educationinfo-icon, higher education, commerce and industries, public healthinfo-icon, agricultureinfo-icon and Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission(IARCSC) and under the MoU the ministry would introduce advisors to the ministries for adoption of E-governance system, he said.

The ministry has created 31 mobile applications for the e-government system to be used in IT sections of the ministries.

Wahidi said administrative corruption, bureaucracy and waste of time had obliged them to commence the e-government system which would be 70 percent implemented over the next two years.

President’s special representative for reforms and good governance Ahmad Zia Massoud said the old and outdated administrative system had plunged the country into corruption and the electronic governance would help control corruption.

Advisors have been introduced to the ministry with financial support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAIDinfo-icon) and his office would closely monitor the process, Massoud said.


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