Govt Kicks off Digitalization Project with 700 Laptops handed Over

Govt Kicks off Digitalization Project with 700 Laptops handed Over

Government has kicked off the project to implement digitalization of services in government ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) with 700 laptops.

According to the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba, the process is meant to change the world of work through encouraging a paperless approach.

She says this will ensure is timely delivery of services to Ugandans unlike before.

A total of 700 laptops were handed over to the Ministry of Education and Sports, Justice Law and Order, Local Government and the Ministry of Health recently.

The computers were delivered through the National Information Technology Authority-Uganda (NITA-U) under the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program.

This is part of the Digital Uganda Vision which aims to electronically deliver a variety of government and private services in various fields.

Hon. Nabakooba says through the e-services, correspondences between different government officials located in different regions can be made in real time and decisions taken.

Nabakooba said the internet cuts by more than half the cost of doing government business.

She further explained that countries world over have already adopted the paperless mode of doing work because of the environmental benefits it has to offer.

“E-services, help to rely on fewer paper products. We shall not have to print a lot of paper anymore. Cutting down on the number of papers bought, offices are directly saving more trees that are critical to our environment,” he said.

Nabakooba said most paper products are made out of raw materials from trees, yet trees are important for our environment, which must be conserved.

“It is for these reasons that the Ministry of ICT is seriously encouraging all government entities to adopt the paperless culture,” he added.

Nabakooba said e-services can also help to easily curb corruption tendencies within public offices.