The Ethiopian Ministry of Communications & Information Technology launched 49 e-services in order to enable seven governmental institutions to offer online services. The office announced the launching of the e-service on at event held at the Churchill Hotel.
The e-service installation and development was conducted by two private IT solution providers at a cost of 3.8 million Birr. Africom Technologies Plc developed 33 of the e-services portal for 2.8 million Birr while E-System Africahad supplied the remaining 16 at a cost of 1 million Birr it was said at the time.
It is to be remembered that the two companies won the tender for the project last year.In related news The Ethiopian Ministry of Communications & Information Technology announced that there is an ongoing project for developing and installing 75 e-service portal for 12 governmental institutions for one point nine million Br. The institutes are Addis Ababa City Administration, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Ministry of Finance & Economic Development, Ministry of Trade and Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs. Africom will be in charge of developing all the software.
There are ongoing plans to start developing an e-service portals for other governmental institutions, including the ministries of Agriculture, Urban Development, Health, Foreign Affairs, Labor & Social Affairs, as well as the Federal Transport Authority and the Agency for Government Houses which have been given priority according to sources.
Clients seeking to take advantage of the e-services can do so by going to the relevant offices just once. It is expected that the e-services will also include the issue of passports on the new www.eservices.gov.et, said Mesay Hailemariam, Government Application Development & Electronic Services team leader at MoCIT.