NITA-U sensitises military police on e-government

The National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) on Wednesday appraised the leadership of the military police on the initiatives being undertaken to take government services online.

NITA-U also handed over an assortment of ICT equipment and connectivity solutions to the military police.

The e-government strategy being driven by NITA-U seeks to take all government services online as a means of making them easily available to Ugandan citizens as well as improve efficiency in government.

The force's led by Brigadier Sabiiti Muzeyi, were informed of the various e-government services that are available now and those in that are soon to be deployed online.

For a citizen to access any of the available e-government services, one would have to visit to access over 70 online government services.

The NITA-U team shared the e-government services roadmap that included the following services that will be soon be launched, namely; e-government procurement, e-government payment gateway; unified messaging and collaboration system and government SMS gateway.

NITA-U’s Director eGovernment Services, Peter Kahiigi said:  “We are going to undertake an initiative to integrate all government systems. This integration will ensure simplicity, efficiency of access to government services in a secure environment. Using a single User ID (National Identification Number), citizens will have easy access to government services. Additionally, this will promote transparency for Government as data sharing across agencies will be seamless and digitized.”

The interactive session saw the military police command share with the NITA leadership team some of their ICT initiatives that they are undertaking in a bid to serve Ugandan citizens better.

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