E-gov Service Payments Go Digital

Sep 10 , 2022


The Ministry of Innovation & Technology, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Accounting & Auditing Board of Ethiopia have inked deals with the state-owned Ethio telecom to enable digital payment transactions for electronic government services through the latter's Telebirr mobile money platform. The Innovation Ministry oversees the e-government service initiative as part of the administration's "digital foundations project." Financed with 200 million dollars in credit from the World Bank, the five-year project looks to support the digitalisation of public services, including integrating federal offices. Two years ago, Parliament approved an e-transaction bill that supports a legal framework that enabled government agencies to begin offering their services online. The Ministry then launched a government electronics service portal where 25 public institutions provide 319 services.


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