Malawi Blast: GOVT TO PUT IFMIS ONLINE




GOVT TO PUT IFMIS ONLINE

Posted by Peter M. Allan on 06 May 2021, 08:18:19 in Digital Tech



There are high prospects for improved public service delivery as Government intends to provide internet connectivity to at least 500 public institutions in the country.
Principal Secretary for E-Government, Francis Bisika disclosed this in Blantyre.

He was speaking when he was giving an update on the progress made to digitize various Government operations.

The Government is implementing an ICT project, called the Digital Malawi Project to digitize various government operations among others.

The project will provide internet connectivity to at least 500 public institutions in the country. The connectivity will allow public sector offices to access common platforms such as Integrated Financial Management Information System popularly known as IFMIS.

This according to Principal Secretary for E-Government Services, Francis Bisika will significantly contribute towards raising the level of public services in the country.
Completion of the connection services for all 500 sites is expected to be ready by July 2022.

The project is being implemented in collaboration with Public-Private Partnership Commission PPPC.

On his part, PPPC CEO, Patrick Kabambe, said under this project another 4,500 youths will acquire digital skills through six technology hubs across the country that are receiving a maximum of 250 thousand United States Dollars grant from the project.

The project is being financed to the tune of US$72 million (MK57.03 billion) by the International Development Association of World Bank

Peter M. Allan is a writer, communicator, journalist , computer programmer and founder of malawiblast.com , pa4ways.com and chanco-punch.com. He graduated from University of Malawi, Chancellor College with Bachelor of Arts Communication and Cultural Studies. On free time he likes reading, coding, writing, travelling and playing football. You can reach him through peterallan512@gmail.com .

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