As part of the ongoing government services digitalization initiative, Ethiopia’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology recently announced that 222 government services are now available through online channels.
H.E Huria Ali, State Minister for Innovation and Technology, stated that efforts are being made to simplify government services and improve efficiency. She stated that over 100,000 people have already enrolled for the services and that there are plans to provide 2,500 services online in the next ten years. She also stated that there are presently 222 services available online, with over 100,000 people registered.
Digital government services (also known as e-government) are defined as information and communication technology-based service delivery within government and between government and the public. Ethiopia’s government unveiled its digital transformation strategy last year, with the goal of harnessing digital technology to promote development and growth for all citizens.
Last week, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology announced the opening of 45 public electronic services. In addition, the ministry indicated that 400 government services will be made available online this year. So far, the government’s e-service platform has been visited by about 1.7 million people.
The ministry and the Civil Society Organizations Agency have also agreed to collaborate in order to ensure the services’ long-term functionality, reads the statement on social media.
About the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MInT)
The innovation and technology ministry is one of the 19 ministerial offices re-organize in a new manner by being accountable to the office of the prime minister after being duly established as per Article 55 Sub Article 1 of the FDRE Proclamation No. 1097/2018. MInT is responsible for Digital Ethiopia 2025 implementation. Please visit www.mint.gov.et
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