President Edgar Lungu has said that he is keen to see the civil service fully adapt to the e-governance system. The Head of State said that he wants the electronic system to become part of his government’s legacy.
President Lungu was speaking at State House when he swore-in National Coordinator for the Centre of Excellence for e-governance and ICT- at Cabinet Office, Martine Mtonga.
President Lungu said the civil service is lagging behind in some aspects and tasked the new coordinator to move the system towards electronic governance.
President Lungu also said his government is open to appointing qualified and credible individuals to various national positions. He said his government’s top priority is national development.
And Dr Mtonga told journalists that he is determined to ensure government systems are managed electronically as he picks up his new job. He said he will be engaging line departments to see how the electronic system could be used to maximised revenue collection.