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Govt seeks solutions to administrative problems via IT

Govt seeks solutions to administrative problems via IT

May 27, 2013 - 21:24

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology on Monday announced prize money ranging from $2,000 to $8,000 for innovators suggesting solutions to the existing administrative problems in government entities via information technology.

Information Technology Minister Amirzai Sangin told reporters in Kabul his ministry had launched a competition programme under the title “Dewa” through which successful innovators would receive the prize money.

He said the programme was amid at delivering quality services to the people and ensuring good governance with the help of information technology.

He said the use of information technology could help improve the performance of governmental organs and fast deliver quality and in-time services to the people.

The minister urged innovators to propose to his ministry viable solutions for problems existing in ministries and other governmental departments for the sake of good governance and quality services.

Sangin said the aspirants, especially the youth, should register to the Dewa website in order to participate in the competition. The website currently carried nine types of problems in government entities for which solutions had been invited, he said.

The Worldinfo-icon Bank (WB) has allocated $5 million for the initiative that would continue for three years, the minister said, adding the information technology was evolving in Afghanistaninfo-icon.



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