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  • IN: Hayana: Officer adjudged best in e-governance programme

    A Haryana officer has been adjudged the overall best individual performer in a e-governance executive programme conducted by the Centre's department of electronics and information technology.

    The honour has gone to Poonam Nara, additional registrar, co-operative societies. She represented the state in the six-week residential e-governance executive programme, including a study tour to Europe, organised by the National Institute for Smart Government, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, under the union ministry of communication and information technology.

  • Mauritius-Namibia-e government project

    Mauritian company wins contract to set up e-government project in Namibia

    Port Louis (Mauritius The Mauritius State Informatics Limited (MSIL) has landed a big contract from the Namibian government to advise and help put in place an e-government project, APA learns in the Mauritian capital Port Louis on Friday.

    Kemraz Mohee, Director of the MSIL indicated here that the state company has won the 18-month contract after the Namibian government had invited tenders.

  • NA: MTC, Keetmanshoop accelerate smart city ambitions

    The Keetmanshoop municipality and Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) last week signed an agreement to provide digital service solutions to the populace at the southern town.

    The agreement was prompted by the municipality’s drive to adopt modern technology and quality connectivity in its promise to seamlessly serve and deliver quality municipal services to the Keetmanshoop residents.

  • NA: Adopting The Estonia-Way

    If efficiency really is the aim then technology is the answer, and we could look to a small northern European nation as an example

    In all the recent talk of making government more efficient and responsive to citizens’ needs, an issue that needs spotlighting is the role of technology in facilitating efficient service delivery.

    To date the Namibian state has been slow to harness modern communication and data storage technologies to improve service delivery and the all-round customer experience of citizens when accessing public services. In fact, for the most part Namibia is still very much in the 20th century when it comes to public sector service delivery and customer engagement.

  • NA: Computerised Health Records On Track

    The Ministry of Health recently advertised a tender for the supply of computer equipment for hospitals in Oshakati, Rundu, Keetmanshoop and Windhoek as part of the implementation of the E-Health system.

    According to information in the Tender Bulletin, the value of the submissions ranges between N$4,2 million and N$10,1 million.

    Health Ministry Permanent Secretary (PS) Kahijoro Kahuure has confirmed that the equipment is intended for the implementation and use of the ministry's Integrated Health Care Information Management System (IHCIMS), also known as the E-Health System.

  • NA: Country Lags Behind in Information and Communication Technologies

    There is limited knowledge of the potential Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) present in order to drive and to achieve the country's development goals.

    This is according to an official who was part of a three-member delegation from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to the country last week. The delegation was on a visit to assess the country's state of ICTs.

    Hopestone Kayiska Chavula, the delegation's team leader, made a presentation to reporters and Joel Kaapanda the Minister of Information and Communication Technology about the delegation's findings.

  • NA: E-Governance Progressing to Provide Better Services

    Various government entities have thus far implemented an e-governance system and in the near future Namibia will see a modern, electronic system for the validation of real-time border controls, as well as the speedy approval and issuing of passports and visas.

    This was according to the Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Tjekero Tweya, when he officially opened the second National ICT Summit in the capital on Tuesday.

  • NA: E-Governance to Fight Corruption

    The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) announced during the 2nd Information Communication Technology Summit in Windhoek on Tuesday that it will collaborate with Estonia to implement e-Governance in the Public Service.

    First Lady, Monica Geingos and Hon. Minister of Information Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya said at the ICT Summit at the Windhoek Country Club that the anti-corruption stance will be enforced through technology.

  • NA: E-Government Strategic Action Plan to Bring Services Closer to the People

    Prime Minister Hage Geingob yesterday (Thursday) officially launched Namibia's e-Government Strategic Plan, which strives to promote a more efficient and effective government and to make it more accessible and accountable to citizens through the use of information and communication technologies. "E-Government will help enhance our ability to improve service delivery and in so doing bring us closer to the public, who are then customers of government", remarked Geingob.

  • NA: ECN launches the Biometric machine

    The Electoral Commission of Namibia yesterday launched the Biometrics machine to ensure the smooth and easier registration of voters.

    The registration, which will start on 15 January and end on 2 March next year, will make use of the Biometric voter registration kit to capture the particulars of the voters for the Presidential, National Assembly, Regional and Local authority elections.

  • NA: Education Should Embrace ICT

    The Chairperson of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Communication Technology (ICT), Dr Moses Amweelo, has stressed the need for the use of ICT in the education sector.

    Amweelo made these remarks last week on Thursday in Omutsegwonime settlement in the Oshikoto Region at the event at which computers and building materials were handed over to the Omutsegwonime Combined School.

  • NA: Environment ministry launches online application system

    The Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism last week launched the online application system for environmental clearance.

    As one of the 10 ministries that were identified in the e-government transformation during 2014-2018, one of the key functions of the ministry is to go electronic.

  • NA: Free computer courses open opportunities

    In an attempt to reduce unemployment in Namibia, the Jacob Marengo Secondary School’s department of information technology is offering free computer classes.

    According to Edo-Omufo Triumph, Information and Technology (IT) head of department, the programme called ‘certificate in information technology’ was initiated in 2011 to train underprivileged Namibian youth free of charge for six months.

    “No registration or tuition fees,” Triumph, a Nigerian specialist in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) told The Namibian yesterday.

  • NA: Geingob says Govt is working on internet laws

    Prime Minister Hage Geingob says the government is working on several electronic laws aimed at tightening internet based communications as the state looks to implement the online based e-governance policy.

    E-governance is a policy that aims to “make government administration more transparent, speedy and accountable, while addressing the society’s needs and expectations through efficient public services” using the internet.

    Geingob said the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (MICT) is working on several electronic laws to ensure a secure legal framework and environment for the implementation of the e-governance.

  • NA: Govt Moves to Curb Bureaucracy

    In its effort to curb bureaucracy and to accelerate provision of service delivery, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila told parliamentarians on Wednesday that government has turned to the application of e-governance.

    Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said this in Parliament while contributing to the motion on bureaucracy of public institutions that hampers efficient public service delivery.

  • NA: ICT Can Address Extreme Poverty

    The development of public infrastructure, including ICT infrastructure, will contribute towards addressing extreme poverty and enable industries to perform at the required level of output.

    This was the view of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister Joel Kaapanda in a speech at the opening of the seventh Telecom Namibia ICT Summit 2013 under the theme "ICT - New Horizons" on Tuesday.

  • NA: ICT Ministry Drafting Cyber Law

    Two years ago the amount of new clothes in the world bought online stood at 37 percent and by last year this figure shot up to 50 percent.

    This is but one example of the mushrooming of business conducted over the Internet, which in Namibia and Africa as a whole mostly includes mobile devices.

    The escalating number of businesses on the World Wide Web has prompted the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to draft the Use of Electronic Transactions and Communications Bill.

  • NA: ICT Part of Everyday Living

    The 6th annual Telecom ICT Summit opened at the Safari Court Hotel and Conference Center this week under the theme 'ICT an integral part of everyday life'.

    Managing Director of Telecom Frans Ndoroma spoke about ICT becoming an integral part of life, "Namibia's development requires a communicative structure, which should be harnessed to achieve real sustainable development for business, society and the environment as Namibia moves towards Vision 2030" he said.

  • NA: Infant e-birth registration launch nears

    The Hon. Minister of Home Affairs & Immigration, Hon. Pendukeni Iivula Ithana said that the new e-birth identification system for Namibia will be launched next week.

    Speaking a day before the 3rd ID4Africa Government Forum on Electronic Identity in Africa at the Safari Court Hotel in Windhoek from 26-27 April 2017. Iivula Ithana said that the home grown solution will also be launched at the ID4 Africa meet-up where over a 100 international companies will exhibit and demonstrate their latest innovations in identity technologies and solutions, all adapted for Africa.

  • NA: Introduction to Biometric Authentication

    The term biometrics comes from the ancient Greek bios = 'life' and metron = 'measure'. Biometrics refers to the identification of an individual based on his/her physiological or behavioural characteristics, relies on "something which you are or you do" to make personal identification and therefore offers a better solution for identification. As the level of security breaches and transaction fraud increases, the need for highly secure identification and personal verification technologies is becoming apparent. Fraudsters have had decades to master old methods of identification.

    Biometric-based solutions are able to provide for confidential financial transactions and personal data privacy. The need for biometrics can be found in federal, state and local governments, in the military, and in commercial applications. Enterprise-wide network security infrastructures, government IDs, secure electronic banking, investing and other financial transactions, retail sales, law enforcement, and health and social services are already benefiting from these technologies.

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