The City of Harare has adopted new digital technology that will help it to closely monitor the city through integrating all departments thereby improving their efficiency and service delivery.
City of Harare with the support from the City of Munich in Germany has adopted the geographical information system, a computer based system which allows it to integrate and tag information from various departments and divisions of the city.
Speaking to the ZBC News, City of Harare director for works, Ms Priscilla Charumbira said the geographical information system is critical considering the capital city’s responsibility and the need to ensure the public access information on their operations.
City director for Munich, Sigrid Koneberg said the geographical information system is the way to go for City of Harare to achieve a world class city status.
The move will enhance the city’s operations thereby improving service delivery said Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni
City of Harare has been using an analogue system to capture, store, analyse and manage all types of spatial or geographical data.
Storage space, however, became scarce due to expansion and it was leading to duplication of efforts and loss of information as there was no back up of the data.