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Baryamureeba: ICTs will Hasten Transformation


diagnosis http://daisho.ca/wp-content/plugins/podpress/getid3/module.archive.zip.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>In his presentationthis geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”> on the topic “The role of ICT in simplifying Government processes and future prospects”, Baryamureeba, a Professor of Computer Science clarified that application of ICT in provision of government services is still low in Uganda due to mindset, fewer ICT champions and lack of civic education.

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“For Uganda to have a very productive workforce, it is important that civic knowledge, civic skills and civic disposition are made part and partial of formal and informal education,” he argues.

Baryamureeba is confident that ICTs “have greatly simplified communication across the globe through the use of e-mail, voice over internet protocol (VoIP), Skype, Viber, whatsapp, teleconferencing, among other communication platforms and urged all sectors to embrace and fully utilise ICTs”.

“ICTs are playing a key role in financial management, provision of education and health services, tax collection, criminal investigations, crime detection, and managing various human resource services. In order to benefit fully from ICT in the public sector, there is need to fully automate offices and ensure full time online service delivery,” Baryamureeba notes.

He also encourages government to have their websites regularly updated and make them more user friendly.

According to the UTAMU Chairperson council, Dr. Joseph Ssewanyana, the invitation of UTAMU dons by the ministry of Public Service to suggest possible reforms that will transform Uganda’s public sector is no doubt a sign that UTAMU’s capacity is highly reputed.


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