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GOVT TO PUT IFMIS ONLINE

Written by  Charles Chindongo
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.
Bisika, PS for E-Government Bisika, PS for E-Government
05
May
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. 
 
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