Namibian gov’t launches 1st Public Sector Innovation Policy

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 00:00 |
Namibian officials and innovators pose for a group photo during the launch of Namibia’s first Public Sector Innovation Policy in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, July 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Ndalimpinga Iita)

The Namibian government on Wednesday launched its first Public Sector Innovation Policy to improve public service delivery.

The policy provides a framework on how to comprehensively manage and stimulate innovation in the public sector to speed up service provision and to drive national development.

Launching the policy, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the policy aims to improve and nurture a culture of innovation.

Innovation is a key enabler of socio-economic growth, she said, adding that the launch comes at a time when the government is required to do more with less.

“The policy would further ensure sustainable funding, enhance e-governance, promote partnerships, decentralization as well as stimulate the production of knowledge and research,” Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said.

The government plans to roll out a one-stop center framework and online services to enhance public service. (Xinhua)

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