Tanzania: ICT Centres to Be Established in Every Village

In a bid to increase transparency in governance, plans are underway to establish Information Communication Technology (ICT) centres in every village.Chief Secretary, Ambassador Ombeni Sefue, said this on Friday in Dar es Salaam during his visit to the e-Government agency offices.

He said it is important that priority is given to rural areas so as to harness knowledge for development."There is no way that we can avoid using ICT as it develops daily and is used worldwide by various governments," he said.

Generally speaking e-Government is the use of ICT to enhance the delivery of Government services in terms of improving service quality, broadening service availability and innovating new types of services.

Ambassador Sefue said that creating an interactive government is one of the benefits of ICT and that will assist in social services delivery.

According to Ambassador Sefue, Tanzania has joined the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global initiative that aims at promoting transparency, empowering citizens, fighting corruption and encouraging the use of new technologies to improve governance.

He further added that one of the major benefits of OGP is to make governments more responsible and accountable to their citizens, something which will strengthen good governance across all sectors.

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