MoF im­ple­mented GFMIS since fis­cal 2016/17 in 51 govt agen­cies

Kuwait Union of Pri­vate Sec­tor Work­ers to visit num­ber of for­eign coun­tries

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, July 12: The Min­istry of Fi­nance has im­ple­mented the Govern­ment Fis­cal Man­age­ment In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (GFMIS) since the start of fis­cal 2016/2017 in 51 govern­ment in­sti­tu­tions at a cost of KD 7 mil­lion with an im­ple­men­ta­tion pe­riod of four years, re­ports Al-Qabas daily quot­ing Min­is­ter of Fi­nance Nayef Al-Ha­jraf.

This is in re­sponse to the ques­tion of MP Mubarak Al-Ha­rees. The min­is­ter af­firmed that the im­ple­men­ta­tion of any new sys­tem en­tails fac­ing sev­eral chal­lenges. He said the min­istry has taken pre­cau­tions in an­tic­i­pa­tion of hic­cups like pro­vid­ing con­sul­ta­tion and tech­ni­cal ser­vices, and field fol­low-up. He con­firmed the min­istry tri­umphed over many chal­lenges, es­pe­cially the causes of de­lay in pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions and the im­ple­men­ta­tion it­self.

He said the min­istry has been pro­vid­ing sup­port for all govern­ment agen­cies since the launch­ing of GFMIS by or­ga­niz­ing train­ing cour­ses – the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal, and field trips for the em­ploy­ees, as well as re­spond­ing to govern­ment in­quiries through the cen­tral au­to­mated sys­tem for ser­vices of­fered to clients.

He added the sys­tem is one of the min­istry’s strate­gic projects, which had a huge im­pact on State fi­nan­cial man­age­ment; par­tic­u­larly in im­prov­ing per­for­mance and en­sur­ing ef­fi­ciency of im­ple­men­ta­tion meth­ods.

He clar­i­fied the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the sys­tem de­pends on cor­rect pro­ce­dures along with the best global ex­pe­ri­ences and prac­tices to ease the im­ple­men­ta­tion in the coun­try.

He went on to say the ob­jec­tives of GFMIS in­clude sup­port­ing the pub­lic sec­tor’s fis­cal re­form, guar­an­tee trans­parency of pub­lic fi­nance and ac­count­ing, and im­prove the ef­fi­ciency and econ­omy of pub­lic ser­vice de­liv­ery.

Mean­while, Chair­man of Kuwait Union of Pri­vate Sec­tor Work­ers Saud Rashed Al-Hu­jailan stated that the union, in the next few days, will visit a num­ber of coun­tries such as China, Tur­key, South Korea and Tu­nisia to sign joint co­op­er­a­tion agree­ments with in­ter­na­tional la­bor unions in those coun­tries, re­ports Al-Anba daily.

He said the la­bor unions in the above­men­tioned coun­tries sent in­vi­ta­tions to their Kuwaiti coun­ter­part to visit and de­velop joint co­op­er­a­tion and form al­liances, adding, “We be­lieve all the in­vi­ta­tions are in the best in­ter­est of Kuwait”.

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