Govt Information At Risk Because Of Use Of Private E-mails – Minister Mukupe

Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Terrence Mukupe has said that he is worried about the security of government’s sensitive information and data. Mukupe bemoaned the fact that government officials use private e-mails for government business. Speaking at a CEO Africa Roundtable discussion held in Bulawayo recently,

…I came from a situation where I worked in New York for the best banks and I know the kind of IT systems that they have got. You could literally lose your job if you were to use your private email…There is no way you can have access to your private email given the sensitivity of the information.

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I can tell you (that) as the Ministry of Finance, we don’t have emails. People use their private emails and it’s a practice that’s there within the whole of government where they are using private emails and I cringe every time that you can imagine how much in terms of sensitive documentation that’s all over the place.

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Ministry of FinanceTerence Mukupe

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development is a government organ which administers the country's fiscal and financial aspects through its respective departments. It has various organs administered by different personnel and these include among other the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe National... Read More About Ministry of Finance

Terence Mukupe is a Zimbabwean politician. He is the former Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. In November 2017 he was appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa into a new cabinet. In April 2018, Mukupe was arrested and fined for assaulting his ministry’s finance director.... Read More About Terence Mukupe

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Govt Information At Risk Because Of Use Of Private E-mails – Minister Mukupe