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Delegation on e-Government mission in Sweden

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communication, Works, Transport and Technology left for Stockholm, Sweden on June 7, on an e-Government mission. 

The purpose of the mission, a press release from the National Assembly says, is to benchmark on e-Government strategies of the Swedish Model, as well as to share information on the current status of e-Government in Botswana.

This mission, as per the release, would also cover various briefings on; how e-Governance could benefit society, Partner Driven Cooperation, freedom of speech and Information Communication Technology (ICT), village-owned broadband, taxpayer relations from a strategic point of view and experiences of e- filing and e-Health and how innovation could strengthen health service delivery in low-resource settings.

 “While in Sweden, the Committee will also visit Ericsson Studios; network with other Swedish ICT companies; meet with the Director General for Trade in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; as well as pay a courtesy visit to the Speaker of the Swedish Parliament,” added the release.

The delegation, which comprises of Mr Odirile Motlhale, Chairman of the Committee, Mr Phillip Khwai, Mr Rayner Makosha, the Clerk of the National Assembly and one member of the secretariat, is expected back home on the June 14, 2013. Ends

 

 

 

Source : National Assembly

Author : BOPA

Location : Gaborone

Event : Press release

Date : Jun 11 Tue,2013

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