Computer Misuse and Cyber Crimes Act Bill of 2018

Computer Misuse and Cyber Crimes Act Bill of 2018

The Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Act of 2018 was drafted and assented to on the 16th May 2018. It comes into force in a few days, (30th May 2018). The bill is set to monitor, control and get rid of cybercrimes, which have been on the rise recently The bill received contributions from ICT stakeholders as well as part of the public It is an ACT of Parliament to provide for offences relating to computer systems; to enable timely and effective detection, prohibition, prevention, response, investigation and prosecution of computer and cybercrimes; to facilitate international co-operation in dealing with computer and cybercrime matters; and for connected purposes. There is established […]

Unpacking the role of citizen participation in Governance

Unpacking the role of citizen participation in Governance

It is important for any government to involve the citizens in projects being undertaken. In governance, Citizen Participation, involves the public evaluating their own needs depending on the problems that they are experiencing and taking part in project planning and budget monitoring. This is important as it improves public resource management and reduces corruption. Citizen participation also makes leaders and political leaders to be answerable to the people they serve. For Citizen Participation to work, transparency of government information is required. Information is power and helps the citizens in making right choices. Inclusion of members into decision-making from groups whose concerns are being addressed is also important. Excluding the weak […]