Ghana’s e-government public-private partnership and the value of long-term strategies | ppps

In April 2010, the Government of Ghana signed a public-private partnership (PPP) contract to reengineer business registration processes, deploy state-of-the-art application software and hardware, and employ best-in-class solutions for the Ghana Revenue Authority and the Registrar General’s Office. This was part of a broader program to achieve greater efficiency, transparency, and effectiveness in the delivery […]

Tanzania: “Glaring shortcomings” in government websites

By Al-Amani Mutarubukwa, The Citizen, 27 Oct 2010 Dar Es Salaam — The glaring shortcoming in accessing timely information from public agencies and other government institutions – especially using information technology – has been aptly unravelled by the official website of the National Electoral Commission (NEC). With only four days to go before the 2010 […]

Nigeria: 132,000 notebooks for Electoral Commission

Abuja — In what appears to be a recurring decimal, the Independent National Electoral Commission has for the second time in weeks issued three Requests for Quotation to manufacturers of computers and other hardware appliances needed for the voter registration exercise expected to commence in January 2011. The firms that got the RFQs are Nigerian […]

Nigeria: FCT Judiciary to Begin E-Court System Jan 2011

Abuja — Justice administration within the Federal Capital Territory has assumed a new dimension as FCT Judiciary yesterday said it had perfected plans to commence electronic-Court system from January 2011. The Chief Judge of FCT, Justice Lawal H. Gummi, who made this disclosure while commissioning a new high court and family court complex at Apo, […]

eRwanda develops Information Security Policy

The latest phase of Rwanda’s ICT drive has the government tendering for consultants to consolidate information security policy. Rwanda has received a grant from the Swedish Government through SIDA for institutional capacity development which is being implemented by the Rwanda Development Board – Information Technology Authority (RITA). RITA is a government institution established by an […]

Vague plans for eGovernment in Benin

The World Bank’s eBenin Project, a loan of $10 million, is now in the pipeline. It’s aim is “to support population, businesses and governments in Benin to have access to quality and affordable ICT services on open, transparent and non-discriminatory terms.” It consists of two components: improving the enabling environment; and improving good governance and […]

Economic Governance in Senegal

The World Bank is preparing an economic governance project which is aimed primarily at improving the performance of the judicial system in relation to contracts and disputes. Two information systems are part of the wide-ranging proposals: an electronic document platform and a management information system which will enable analysis of the performance of the judiciary.

Rwanda plans system for Immigration and Emigration

The Rwandan Directorate General of Immigration and Emigration intends, through a World Bank grant,  to web enable all of its services, including Passports, Visa, Permits, Citizenship, NGO Certificates, Refugee ID, Refugee travel document, Laissez Passer and Foreigner ID Card.  The Rwanda Information Technology Authority is currently tendering for a company to provide:

Ward Committee Data Management System

The South African Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs is currently developing a web-based data management system aimed at expanding and strengthening community based participation in local government. Ward committees are the structure that makes it possible to narrow the gap between local municipalities and communities, since they have the knowledge and understanding of […]

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