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Minister of Posts, Telecom and Technology urges use of technology in finance and procurement management

Mogadishu: Minister for Posts, Telecom, and Technology, H.E. Abdi Ashur Hassan, has said that the Ministry will use ICT to ensure implementation of transparent financial and procurement management systems in every department, as part of government’s fight against corruption and promote good governance.

He was speaking at the closing ceremony of four-day workshop on “Capacity building and training on finance and procurement” for Ministry staff, organised by the Ministry in collaboration with ICT Support Project, funded by the World Bank.

The minister advised the new trainees to spread the message of transparent financial and procurement management in their departments so that the national resources are spent without compromise and in the most efficient and effective manner.He said a faulty procurement system leads to distorted development process, weak infrastructure, higher development costs and eventually takes a heavy toll of economic development in the country.

Noting that there is an urgent need for capacity building in the fields of technology, the minister highlighted the Ministry will take a leading role in raising their ICT literacy of finance and procurement staff of all government institutions in order to equip them to face the challenges of modern day financial and procurement management.

The problem lies with the implementation, he said, adding, “We have to ensure that the rules and lessons learned are implemented in practice and spirit.”

At the end, the minister distributed certificates among the participants of the workshop.

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