Monday, October 19, 2009

Kuwait state portal launches e-payment phone service

Minister of Communication and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Mohammed Al-Busairi said here Sunday the e-payment service for telephone bills had been launched on the state portal

Speaking to KUNA on this occasion, the minister, who also doubles as chairman of the Central Agency for Information Technology, said the service, which would be also made available on the website of the Ministry of Communication, would allow citizens and residents to foot their phone bills online at anytime.

"It is part of the e-government strategy aiming to revamp governmental services as per the cabinet's directives to use and apply information technology in order to simplify and improve governmental procedures," he said.

He hailed the move as a quantum shift that could contribute to protecting state funds by means of collecting them in an accurate and swift manner thanks to cooperation between the governmental sector - represented by the ministries of communication and finance and the central agency - and the private sector - represented by the Knet company.

Furthermore, the government has started to take executive procedures to set up e-government malls in Jahra and Ahmadi governorates in order to provide citizens and residents easier online services, thus saving more time and effort, he added.

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