Ethiopian govt increasingly online
GOVERNMENT| Jan. 10, 2013, 9:38 a.m.
With 49 e-service portals under seven Ministries now functional, the Ethiopian government is making progress in its e-government strategy.
Ethiopia’s Minister of Communications & Information Technology (MoCIT) and Deputy Prime Minister, Dr. Debretsion G.Michael, says (ICT) is an essential tool for electronic government of nations across the globe.
He says the Ethiopian government is progressively working towards full IT-enabled government service delivery.
New online services provided by the government allow citizens to request public services by filling out electronic forms and attach scanned versions of all necessary supporting documents from anywhere, at any time. They can also track the status of their requests using unique service request tracking numbers; arrange appointments with the service providing government organizations when physical presence is required; get periodic notifications through email and SMS; and provide their feedback for future improvements.
To date, the Ministry has launched transactional services online for the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Ministry of Urban Development and Construction (MUDC), Food, Medicine and Health Care Administration and Control Authority (FMHACA), Agency for Government Houses (AGH), and Transport Authority on this portal. More services are from various government organisations will go online soon.
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