This Case Study report is based on a visit to Lesotho by Michael Hoyle and Dr Justus Wamukoya in July 2006. The main body of the report detail the findings, summary and recommendations, while appendices present information on people consulted, and background information on topics including government reform, electronic governance initiatives, state archives and record management.
The Government of Lesotho is undertaking major reforms in the public sector that include introducing computerised systems aimed at improving slow and manual information handling, eliminating the loss of vital information and improving work flow. Lesotho is also moving forward to enhance its ICT capacity and to develop its e- Government capability. In this environment, strategies for managing electronic records and digital information need to be developed to ensure that important evidence is preserved and government actions are transparent over time. This study considers the manual systems and the development of electronic record-keeping as they relate to human resources and payroll in the public service of Lesotho.
International Records Management Trust, 40 pp.