JUBA — South Sudan’s Central Equatoria State government announced on Thursday that it is adopting electronic system to run its financial management to reduce and prevent corruption.
Speaking told reporters after a state cabinet meeting in Juba on Thursday, Central Equatoria State Minister for Information, Andruga Severino said the e-financial system is aimed at enhancing transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of tax collections.
“The council of ministers deliberated on a number of issues, and the first memo was on the passage of e-government system for the state,” Severino told reporters in Juba on Thursday.
Severino said the digital systems will enhance efficiency in the collection of taxes in both public and private systems.
“We are abandoning the analog system; we are moving digital that will be efficient in economic improvement and it means that the government will measure its efficacy in programming and improving its tax base and tax collection,” he said.
He said the new system will solve the inefficiencies of the manual system.
“In e-government, you want to give rest for human resource, In analog, you do it manually, you move from here and there, In digital, you may now use some equipment, machinery to replace some tedious work you are doing and it goes beyond that,” he said.