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VALIDATION EXERCISE FOR THE DRAFT NATIONAL E-GOVERNMENT PLAN COMMENCED

The draft National E-Government Plan has reached validation stage. The validation exercise is being done in consultation with key stakeholders from both the private and public sectors.
Once finalized the plan is expected to achieve the following:
1. Provide a harmonized approach in implementing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) projects and programs in the public service.
2. Provide opportunities to improve the quality of services to the citizens.
3. Enable agencies to align their efforts as needed to improve service and reduce operational and implementation costs.
4. Create stronger institutional capacity building for better service delivery to citizens and businesses.
5. Reduce corruption by increasing transparency and social control.
6. Coordinate approaches to information and transaction resource management.
The process to draft the National E-Government Plan is in line with Section 9 Part VI of the Electronic Government Act No 41 of 2021 which mandates SMART Zambia to develop the National E-Government Plan for purposes of National Planning and Budgeting.
Acting Secretary to the Cabinet , Mr Patrick Kangwa officiated at the Launch of the validation exercise for the draft National E-Government Plan at Radisson Blu hotel in Lusaka. The launch was also witnessed by SMART Zambia National Coordinator, Mr Percy Chinyama and Cabinet Office Management Division, Permanent Secretary, Ms Kusobile Kamwami.
Issued by:
SMART Zambia
20th May, 2022