The Ministry of Innovation and Technology has signed a partnership agreement with IE Networks for the development of digital infrastructure to facilitate the shift of governmental operations from analogue to digital.
According to State Minister for Innovation and Technology Hiruy Ali, the agreement is part of the ministry’s Digital Foundations Project. The first phase of the project is going to include the development of ‘cooperation centres’ across government institutions to integrate their systems.
This first phase is going to be rolled out in five institutions; the ministries of education, finance, and innovation and technology, the Ethiopian Communications Authority, and the National ID Project.
The bid for the project was awarded to IE Networks as part of the government’s recognition that the participation of the private sector is integral to the Digital 2025 Strategy that the government is currently following. The agreement stipulates that IE Networks will complete the development of the systems within four months.
After the completion of the first phase, the second phase will involve rolling out the systems across fifty federal and regional governmental institutions.