Computer News - In Brief

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* Accra — The Center for Democratic Development (CDD- Ghana), a non - partisan organization, has asked Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning to put in serious policy efforts to ensure the computerization of some aspects of the administration of the Capitation Grant (CG) at the District Education Offices to ensure proper records keeping, effective reporting and monitoring to avoid leakages in the disbursement.
* Nairobi — Kenya and Uganda have finally agreed to address the perennial problems faced by transporters by implementing a $3.2 million (Sh25.6 billion) electronic single window system. This platform opens the way for the submission, receipt and processing of trade related documentation especially along the ports of entry and exit electronically.The system enables the exchange and automation of the processing of trade and cargo clearance information also known as electronic documents.
* Nairobi — Computer floppy disks have been banned from Form Four examinations this year. The Kenya National Examinations Council has written to all secondary schools offering computer studies instructing them to prepare their candidates to use CDs to store answers.