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February 27, 2024
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LESOTHO INTRODUCES E-WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECT

Maseru, Mar. 08 — The government of Lesotho is in a process of introducing E-Waste management under the Lesotho eGovernance Infrastructure Phase II Project.

According to the statement from the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture, the project is to drive digital finance and financial inclusion by improving access to reliable digitals services particularly among citizens living in rural and unserved areas.

It reveals that to ensure successful implementation of the project, the Ministry of Tourism will hold an inception workshop for capacity building of E-Waste management under the Lesotho eGovernance Infrastructure Phase II Project.

It indicates that through this project, the government aims to provide access to a diverse range of financial products and services for individuals as well as small, medium and large businesses through the expansion of digital infrastructure and services, which will lead to creating jobs and contributing to Lesotho’s economic growth.

It notes that the project will increase data enabled coverage in rural and unserved areas, improve financial inclusion among unbanked citizens in Lesotho by developing digital payment infrastructure and strengthening the digital services ecosystem and improving government skills to oversee and implement ICT initiatives.

The  second  component  of  the  project  aims  to  provide  the required  support  for  the  promotion  of  a digital  economy  in Lesotho.  It will focus on building the required digital payments infrastructure, improving access to legislation process and enacted laws, and provide facilities to rural communities to access e-government and digital financial services.

The component will have three sub-components, establishment of common digital Centers at Lesotho Post Office locations spread out in the rural areas, strengthening of National Payment infrastructure and implementation of an eParliament System for the Lesotho Parliament.

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