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Ethiopia: Anti-Corruption Commission Launches New Web Portal

The Federal Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission of Ethiopia (FEACC) officially launched its new webportal on December 23, 2012. The webportal was developed by Africom Technology Plc at a cost of 254,000Br.

The unveiling took place at the Ghion Hotel in the presence of Ali Suleman, commissioner of the FEACC and Baheru Zeyenu, manager of Africom Technologies Plc.

The new webportal will enable the public to have access to information about the Commission and help provide the public with essential sources of information, such as an e-library, online-videos, and publications, according to Ali.

FEACC is a dedicated anti-corruption agency, invested with expansive powers to combat corruption in the country. It was established in 2001 in the context of the accelerated internationalisation of anti-corruption law. The mandate of the FEACC is wide, spanning the prevention, investigation and prosecution of all forms of corruption inEthiopia.

This is the first part of the e-government plan set to elevate IT and reach citizens with time, power and cost reducing services. Two months ago, the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MoCIT) launched 49 e-service portals developed in order to enable seven governmental institutions to give online services.

Two private IT solution providers, Africom Tecnologies Plc and eSystem Africa, were involved in developing and installing the e-service system, which cost 3.8 million Br, all provided by the World Bank.

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