Title: Digital open government in Africa: a strategy for bridging citizens' gap

Authors: Emeka Ndaguba; Edwin Ijeoma

Addresses: Institute of Development Assistant Management, School of Government & Public Administration, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa ' Institute of Development Assistant Management, School of Government & Public Administration, University of Fort Hare, Alice, 5700, South Africa

Abstract: This paper extends the scope of open and digital government to include relationships bridging and development. It argues that open and digital government that encourages citizens' engagement in Africa is capable of restoring trust lost. The study used thematic review and analysis, quasi-quantitative research method. The paper revealed those years of long suffering, slavery, authoritarian, totalitarian, oppressive government, colonialism, and apartheid has made the frontrunners to assume the place of a hunter and the citizens as its prey.

Keywords: open government; trust; transparency; openness; citizens' engagement; Africa.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2018.090910

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2018 Vol.14 No.2, pp.115 - 133

Available online: 01 Feb 2018 *

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