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Government of Ghana to adopt e-Governance programmes

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The government of Ghana is considering to adopt an e-governance programme as a mechanism to promote lateral and horizontal collaboration among the Metropolitan/Municipal/District Assemblies (MMDAs) to bring information to the citizenry and businesses. This is to improve efficiency, productivity, speed and comfort in the provision of services to the general public following government's ambition to use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a catalyst for poverty alleviation.

This was disclosed by  the Deputy Minister of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment, Mr. Kofi Poku-Adusei. He further said that government had recognized that good governance and decentralization depend on easy access to quality and timely information, which forms the base of value-added decision-making at all levels of governance.Government is encouraging the District Assemblies and their decentralized structures to procure both off-line and on-line facilities for their staff, he added.

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