e-Government: Reforming the Public Administration to Accelerate Development The Mozambican Experience. by Salom ã o J . Manhi ç a Chairman , INCM (Postal & Telecom Regulator) Director , ICT Policy Implementation Technical Unit.
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Salomão J. Manhiça
Chairman, INCM (Postal & Telecom Regulator)Director, ICT Policy Implementation Technical Unit
International Conference e-Government: Supporting Democracy, Accelerating Development
Rome, Italy, 13 May 2004
Geographical Localization: Southern Africa
Neighbouring Countries: Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland
Area: 799.380 km2
Illiteracy Rate (2000)
People living below poverty line: 60%
Life Expectancy: 45.5 years
GDP: US$2.5 billion in 2000
GDP per Capita: US$171 in 1997 and
US$ 230 in 2000
HDI Ranking: 170 of 174 Countries
Sources:INE (Instituto Nacional de Estatística) and UNDP Human Development Report 2002
The PARPA is well in tune with the Millennium Development Goals
and the NEPAD Plan of Action
PARPA has defined six priorities areas for action, with the aim to promote human development and create a favourable environment for rapid, inclusive and broad-based growth;
Moving away from the old paradigm of a Public Administration centred on itself, the Govt. has adopted a wide-ranging Public Sector Reform, aiming at
Policy & Regula-tion
Content and Applica-tions
ProvincesPriority Areas of the ICT Policy and Strategy
The ICT Policy Implementation Strategy sports a tightly integrated approach in such a way as to generate a creative dynamics amongst all stakeholders: Govt, private sector, academic & research institutions, civil society, and donors
Policy & Regulation
of the Regulator
Nurture entrepreneurial skills providing employment and wealth generation opportunities
Address the dire need for skilled personnel in Mozambique and in the region
Research and Learning Institute
Science and Technology Park
Participation of international and domestic organizations that will provide expert input, seed knowledge and innovation capacities.
We Africans missed the Agricultural Revolution
We missed the Industrial Revolution as well
We cannot afford to miss the Information Revolution nor the opportunities it offers for good governance through e-Government!
Hard work, make ICTS to work for reforming Public Administration and achieve the objectives of good governance: efficiency, cost-effectiveness, transparency, accountability and zero tolerance for corruption!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH