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DistrictNet connects local and central government in Uganda

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e-Governance programme, DistrictNet is providing transparency at the local government level and improving the provision of public information through the implementation of ICT in Uganda, Africa.


Uganda has shown remarkable recovery from economical, social and political turmoil. Now, the DistrictNet has completed its first phase of the project. The general goal of the DistrictNet project is to improve the transparency of local government and support decentralisation through the implementation of ICT. The programme emphasises the domains of e-Administration, e-Services; and e-Society. The programme aims to achieve the increased availability of management information, increased coordination between headquarters and sub-countries and improving IT skills among citizens. The DistrictNet has already implemented in four districts of Uganda'2 76 districts, including Mbarara, Lira, Mbale, and Kayunga, which covers the country's west, north, east and central regions, and within these districts has been focused on eleven sub-counties. DistrictNet is a pilot designed to test concepts and to build a body of knowledge. DistrictNet is an unique example of e-Administration and e-Services in East Africa. 

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