The Imo State Government has commenced the training and re-training of 500 accounting officers in the state civil service on computer applications in order to improve their productivity and efficiency.
The training of accounting officers is at the Twin-House building at the Government House, Owerri.
It will involve training and exposure to the adoption of computer application including productivity tools and accounting software application in preparing the civil servants for full adoption of IPSAS Accounting system.
Declaring the workshop open, the state Commissioner for Finance and Co-ordinating Economy, Doris Uzoaka-Anite conveyed the desire of the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma to make the Imo State civil service 21st century compliant in computer application.
She revealed that the experience of the Covid-19 lockdown has exposed the world to the unavoidable adoption of information Communication Technology (ICT) in running modern society.
Anite reiterated that the capacity building workshop would lead to the adoption of many ICT-based innovations in running the Imo State civil service affairs especially the accounting systems, hence the need to take the workshop seriously.
The training is aimed at all cadres of accountants to ensure that the supervisors have requisite skills to supervise and monitor the works of their officers and subordinates and that the officers are equipped to use software applications/accounting packages in line with IPSAS.
In a welcome address, the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Angela Ihenacho thanked the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma and the Finance Commissioner, Uzoka-Anite for giving accounting officers in the state the opportunity to improve their skills, productivity, and efficiency.
She enjoined them to make maximum use of the opportunity.