In a bid to enhance service delivery through the use of E-Government, National Technology Authority (NITA-U) has launched the NITA eGovernment Excellence Awards. The launched happened at the Kampala Serena Hotel.
Running under the theme, “Bold Digital Government: Embracing disruptive technologies”; the awards will recognize various Government agencies that have played a remarkable role in availing online government services to the public.
The two-week long celebrations will feature an eGovernment Exhibition slated for the 3rd December 2021.
At this exhibition, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will showcase their e-services and the journey of progress.
This event will attract both public and private sector players: MDAs, Academia, Innovators, Telecoms, and Fintech companies showcasing the future in digital governance.
Entrance to the exhibition is free for the public.
The campaign will be climaxed by a Gala to recognize top Ministries and Government agencies for their role in Promoting E-Government.
The following are the award categories that the Government agencies will compete for:
|1||MDA||Building Industry Management System|
BIMS is an online web-based system designed with modern cutting-edge technologies, user friendly responsive mobile interfaces to ease the application process.
|2||MDA||Uganda Revenue Authority||eTAX PORTAL|
The eTAX portal is a versatile tax administration tool that allows both Tax payers and revenue administrators to access and administer various revenue services
|Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS)|
Designed to manage the issuance and centralized tracking of all e-receipts or e-invoices, enforce the usage by all taxpayers required to improve business efficiencies, reduce the cost of compliance through improved record keeping among taxpayers and mitigate tax administration shortfalls while promoting efficiency.
A trade facilitation system which allows traders to submit information requirements for trade regulatory documents, such as: customs declarations, applications for import and export permits, certificates of origin, licenses and trading invoices
|3||MDA||National Medical Stores||NMS+ CSSP (Client Self Service Portal)|
online application that currently enables all higher level health facilities to:
NMS+ CSSP replaces (digitises) all the previous manual processes that were used by all health facilities.
|4||MDA||Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development||National Single Registry for Social Protection (NSR)|
A web-based system that supports sector wide coordination and national level monitoring of social protection systems as outlined in the National Social Protection Policy, 2015.
|COVID-19 Relief Cash Transfer System for Vulnerable Persons|
Web-based data capture system to manage data compilation, approvals and payments. The main objective of developing the system was to enhance efficiency and integrity in the data capture process of eligible beneficiaries for the COVID-19 Relief Cash.
|Safe Pal (Available on Google Play Store)|
SafePal is a mobile based application that adolescents and young people (10-24 years) can use to confidentially report cases of Gender Based Violence and get linked to the nearest service providers for help. The app also promotes information exchange on HIV/AIDS, malaria, Sexual &Reproductive Health(SRH) and tuberculosis.
|Alternative Care MIS (ACMIS) – Children First Software|
The system manages information on Children in licensed Children Homes. I.e.: Child profile Data, Family Records, Health Records, Education, Reunification and Fostering Details based on the Children’s Act(Amended), 2016 and the Alternative Care Framework and Guidelines. The systems also enable tracking of children transferred between Children Homes with a goal of permanent placement. The system provides a planning module for long-term goals i.e. family reunification, kinship adoption, foster to adopt, adoption in line with Ugandan regulations. The system provides statistics on the amount of time a child has spent at a facility, completed planning goals age range of the children in the facility and child listing reports.
|5||MDA||National Forest Authority||License Management System|
The goal of the e-service is to facilitate tree farmers/licensees in accessing NFA services online and provide real time information about its clients for better management.
|6||MDA||Uganda Registration Services Bureau||The Security Interest in Movable Property Registry is an e-based system used by financial and non-financial institutions to register security interests. |
The System was established to address the lack of access to affordable credit especially for the underserved who lacked fixed assets, which are predominantly used to access credit.
|7||MDA||Uganda Cancer Institute||Digitisation of Radiotherpay and Radiology Services at Uganda Cancer Institute|
|8||MDA||Ministry of Works and Transport||Uganda Driver’s License System and Covid-19 Travel Permit Clearance System.|
The Uganda Driver Licensing System is a project to license drivers and improve safety on the country’s roads. It produces and issues secure, world-class computerised driving licenses.
|Electronic Contractors Registration and Classification System(eCRCS)|
The electronic Contractor Registration and Classification System (eCRCS) serves as a pre-qualification list for employers that tender contracts in the road sector.
|9||MDA||National Library of Uganda||National Library of Uganda online Catalogue|
The online catalogue enables Ugandans to check for books available in the different public libraries across the country before they can visit the library
|10||MDA||Uganda Bureau of statistics||Online HR System|
Online HR recruitment System – for vacancy applications, shortlisting and interviewing with instant results
UGStats on Google Play & App Store
Key statistical figures in the different sectors
|11||MDA||Financial Intelligence Authority||· goAML is designed specifically for use by Financial Intelligence Units (FIU) and is the only “off the shelf” IT application of its kind. goAML provides a standard and uniform Anti-Money Laundering platform to fight money laundering and terrorist financing; helps reduce the learning curve of new users with its standard graphical user interface|
This system allows companies to help the FIA identify criminal and suspicious activity.
|12||MDA||National Identification & Registration Authority||· COL (Confirmation of Information)|
· USSD *216#
· Track Status
· Get a NIN
|13||Innovator/ Academia||Cam-Tech Mbarara University of Science and Technology|
|· Protecting Infants Remotely by SMS PRISMS (Health) PRISMS is a mobile phone application that runs on android powered devices to empower frontline health workers (or any non-specialist doctors) to effectively manage sick or at risk new-born babies between 0-28 days.|
· Mobi Care
· SACC Software
|14||Innovator/ Academia||Makerere University.|
|AirQo is Africa’s leading air quality monitoring, research and analytics network. We use low cost technologies and AI to close the gaps in air quality data across the continent. Work with us to find data-driven solutions to your air quality challenges|
|15||Innovator/ Academia||Techcea||Patient & Maternity Care: Gives your loved ones the best care from home or in hospital. Book a nurse for PERSONALISED & DEDICATED patient and bedside nursing care.|
|16||Innovator/ Academia||PAAT Soil Clinic.||PAAT is closing this gap by digitizing Agriculture through use of a game-changing hard-ware based soil testing technologies.|
|17||Innovator/ Academia||Yunga||Yunga has developed a digital rescue network that connects neighbour to neighbour and neighbour to the police in case of any incidence. The solution is designed to extend the number of panic button using smartphone. 500,000 people so far reached Kampala,|
|18||Innovator/ Academia||MobiKlinic Uganda|
|MobiKlinic is a Ugandan health tech initiative that strives to increase last Mile health service delivery using a fusion of both physical and digital|
|19||Innovator/ Academia||RAN Lab||·|
|20||Innovator/ Academia||Swipe2 Pay||A Sales App that takes the friction out of payments, so you can focus on what you do best ” Making sales”.|
Accept mobile payments and grow your business No matter the size.It enables you sell anywhere and get paid
“It’s important that we are having these e-Government Excellence Awards at a crucial time when the knowledge about technology adoption is both the present and the future of humanity’s well-being.” NITA Executive Director Dr. Hatwib Mugasa remarked.