The European Union (EU) is funding with 10 million euros the development in Mozambique of a digital communication system between the public administration and the private sector to encourage digital transformation.
Called “Vamos Digital”, the project is being implemented by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and the United Nations Agency ITU (International Telecommunication Unity), in collaboration with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, through the National Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (INTIC), the National Institute of Electronic Government (INAGE) and the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
The information was made public on Thursday (16) in Maputo by the programme manager in the EU’s Infrastructure, Investment and Private Security section in Mozambique, Deborah Capela, during the meeting of stakeholders in the country’s e-government systems interoperability ecosystem.
“This project aims to look at the legal framework and see what the gaps are and where we can update some of our national policies for digital transformation,” said Capela, quoted by the Mozambican Information Agency (AIM), adding that the digitalisation sector is one of the priorities for the EU to work on in Mozambique.
For his part, the chairman of the board of directors (chairmans) of the National Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (INTIC), Lourino Chemane, revealed that the European Union’s support will cover not only public entities and the private sector, but above all the emergence of digital entrepreneurship in the country.