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Introduction of ICT in all Government Departments intended to help curb corruption

Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet for Smart Zambia Dr. Martine Mtonga

Deputy Secretary to Cabinet Martin Mtonga says the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in all government departments, is intended to help curb corruption.

Speaking when he addressed civil servants in Mansa today, Dr. Mtonga explained that Information and Communication Technology is the most clear and easiest way that government can use to trace corruption across the board, hence the need to enhance the exercise.

He noted that the introduction of ICT through Smart Zambia will help bring about transparency in all government departments and also improve efficiency in the workplace.

Dr. Mtonga has since warned civil servants in Luapula Province, to change their working culture by embracing the new and efficient mode of work or risk losing their jobs.

He observed that most civil servants are still static and do not want to evolve in their work.

And Dr. Mtonga has handed over a vehicle to the Luapula Province Administration, in order to make it easy and more conducive for Smart Zambia personnel, to carry out their duties around the province.

Meanwhile, Luapula Province Acting Assistant Secretary Charles Daka says electronic governance is the most efficient avenue of doing business.

He said the province is developing economically and investors coming to the province want to ease their job hence the e-governance system is one type of system that will ease their work.

 

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