Mozambique wants to transfer documents electronically in all public services by end 2006

2 March 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 02 March – Mozambique’s Justice Ministry this month will test sending documents electronically between Maputo and Quelimane, a service which it hopes to extend to the entire country by the end of the year, the local press reported Thursday.

Mozambican daily, Notícias said that the project aimed to improve the country’s Records and Notary services, reducing delays in issuing and sending some documents between Maputo and provincial central services.

At the same time, the paper reported, the Justice Ministry has launched a tender for software for centralizing the country’s Civil Records office.

The move aims to overcome the difficulties in accessing databases currently spread all over the country.

Manuel Malunga, the national director for the Record and Notary services said that the modernization project was one of the priorities defined in the Justice Ministry’s plan of activities for this year.

A recent study by the World Bank on the best country’s in the world in which to do business said that bureaucracy was one of the main obstacles for the business environment in Mozambique. (macauhub)