KRG efforts to Simplify Access to Govt Services

Key Ministers and officials from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) alongside representatives of the private sector, civil society, labour unions, the international community, donors and development agencies convened at a high-level conference yesterday in Erbil on E-Governance and Public Service Centres.

The Ministry of Interior of the KR-I organized the conference under the auspices of the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, H.E. Mr. Nechirvan Barzani, and with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The conference examined progress on efforts of the Ministry of Interior to simplify citizens’ access to basic government administrative services, such as the e-visa and the new drivers’ licence renewal system, through online electronic platforms that can be used also from the convenience of their homes.

This comes under a project entitled E-Governance for Better Service Delivery that the Ministry launched in March 2017, with help from UNDP, aiming to improve the responsiveness, transparency, and accountability of its delivery of quality administrative services to the public. To that end, the project promotes the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), including computer-aided platforms that can also be accessed remotely through the internet.

“The Ministry of Interior is committed to providing the quickest high-quality services to the citizens,” emphasized the Minister of Interior, Mr. Kareem Sinjari. “This will not only save considerable time and money for the citizens and Ministry alike, but it will help address potential administrative and financial corruption as well.”

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One Response to KRG efforts to Simplify Access to Govt Services

  1. ahmedalii 10th December 2017 at 16:00 #

    one of the best features of Barzani family that they make things easy for the population, as long as they pay higher prices, nothing is free in KRG , actually they make more money from crises , they increased the prices of benzine by 10 percent,

    As for heating oil , non distributed by the government as they do every year ( cost of 200 liter around 35 USD ) but nothing this cold winter , but if you want one million liter , its available on black market for 300 % percent minimum from the same so called government refinery( its ACTUALLY owned by Barzani family ), so never talk about E-government , it makes their grip tighter on the KRG CITIZINS.