13 March 2013

Rwanda in New System to Improve Efficiency

Kigali — The government is optimistic that the launch of Document Tracking and Workflow Management System will help cut down its logistics budget after some donors pulled out aid last year.

The system code named e-mboni aims at improving overall efficiency, accountability and transparency in government through the use of electronic documents and records lifecycle management.

"This system is meant to improve inter and intra governmental efficiencies ultimately geared to serving Rwandans in an efficient and effective manner," said Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT said during the launch of the system at Kigali city hall.

The project, is co-funded by Government of Rwanda and the World Bank and is expected to cost over U$ 1 million (Rwf 6.3billion) to purchase it comes at a time the government is looking at means of cutting down its expenses after some donors pulled out their aid last year.

The government wants to trim its logistics budget by 25 percent up from Rwf2.5 billion to Rwf 1.8 billion, meaning that over Rwf 650 million will be taken back to the national coffers for other allocations. .

Accordingly, the system enables secure and consistent storage of documents as well as increased information retrieval efficiency through powerful and fast search option.

"The advantage of this system is that it is flexible and mobile; one can work wherever he or she is in order to serve clients without delay." The Minister added

The e-mboni is a computer system used to track and store documents electronically with features that allows easy tracking of the source and movm3enet of the document thereby giving people responsible a chance to check on the flow of the document.

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