‘E-GOVERNANCE CAN CUT GOVT COSTS BY 10%’, SAYS UIA’S KIGOZI

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Expenditure on local government affairs can be reduced by 10 percent if e- governance is promoted in all the 56 districts of Uganda, according to Dr Maggie Kigozi, the executive director of Uganda Investment Authority . She defined e-governance as the computerised administration of government affairs between various administrative levels.Currently, there are only four districts in Uganda that have access to e-governance; Kayunga, Mbarara, Mbale and Lira.

Speaking at a one-day workshop themed: Enabling E-governance in Uganda on April 6 at the International Conference Centre in Kampala, she said that e-governance is the most effective way of reducing costs in running public affairs from the lower levels of government to the central government. She asked government to speed up the process of e-governance in every district and called on district leaders to embrace the system to cut cost and time.

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