By Paul Shalala

President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA has signed Statutory Instrument -SI- Number 43 of 2023 which will strengthen the role of the Electronic Government Division, also known as Smart Zambia Institute.

This is in promoting the adoption and uptake of Information Communication Technology -ICTs- in all Public bodies.

The SI will provide for the standardised and integrated implementation of digital solutions in a secure, efficient and cost-effective manner.

Acting Chief Government Spokesperson MAKOZO CHIKOTE says the regulation is aligned with the Government’s prioritisation of digital transformation leveraging technology for the enhancement of the well-being of the citizenry through enhanced public service delivery.

Mr. CHIKOTE, who is also Livestock and Fisheries Minister, says all public sector institutions are expected to collaborate with Smart Zambia Institute in aligning their Institutional digital implementations to this regulation.

According to a statement issued by Mr. CHIKOTE in Lusaka today, this will ensure that the public sector derives optimal returns for its investment in technology.

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