08 Aug 2013 12:40
OPUWO, 08 AUG (NAMPA) The Ministry of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development (MRLGHRD) is busy training its staff in all 13 regions on a new electronic monitoring and evaluation system.
The Chief Development Planner for Rural Industrialisation and Project Coordination in the MRLGHRD, Karlous Shinohamba told Nampa here on Thursday his ministry is trying to conform to the much spoken about e-governance.
We are training all our staff members on the new electronic monitoring and evaluation programme on rural development projects - a system that would be launched in early October this year, said Shinohamba
All chief control officers and chief clerks from the six constituency offices in Kunene, including planners of the Kunene Regional Council, gathered in Opuwo on Thursday to attend a three-day training session on the new electronic system which will be Internet-based.
According to Shinohamba, the new system will be more centralised and uniformed, making work easier and project data in rural area more accessible at the click of a button.
He said that currently there are a lot of differences in the reporting methods and information flow from top down or vice-versa from the 13 different regional councils in the country, and that would be solved with the implementation of the new electronic system.
The system would have components of project reporting and project management in order for all regions to report in a uniform way, noted Shinohamba.
The training sessions are scheduled to be completed in all 13 regions by 14 September this year.
The regional councils which have been introduced to the new system already are Omaheke, Karas, Hardap, Erongo, and Otjozondjupa.
Shinohamba said the training and the implementation of the new electronic system would cost the ministry about N.dollars 10 million.
The training for the Kunene Regional Councils staff members is expected to end on Saturday.