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World Bank urges African nations to embrace e-Governance

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The World Bank has urged the national and regional governments of Africa to embrace e-Governance so as to to effect a meaningful improvement in their economics and the standards of living of their citizens.

While presenting the ICT Best Practices Forum for West and Central Africa, a representative of the World Bank, Bruno Lanvin urged the Africa Government to develop e-Governance as empowerment tool. He listed the benefits of effective e-governance as including poverty reduction, global competitiveness, better government, public sector reforms and better services to citizens and businesses. The e-Government initiative of the Nigeria's Federal Capital Territory (FCT) he observed, was embarked upon in an attempt at improving service delivery and constituent engagement and participation.

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