IT Centre of Excellence to be established – Govt

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The Government plans to establish an Information Technology (IT) Centre of Excellence as one of several new projects that will be implemented to enhance the Information Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Guyana. Initially $25M will be spent on this new project.

Minister of Public Telecommunication and Tourism, Catherine Hughes clarifying a point during the examination of the Budget 2016 Estimates of her Ministry
Minister of Public Telecommunication and Tourism, Catherine Hughes clarifying a point during the examination of the Budget 2016 Estimates of her Ministry

According to a GINA media release, this Centre will provide training for public sector ICT professionals to ensure the availability of an appropriate and highly skilled ICT workforce, equipped with healthy attitudes, to meet the increasingly complex demands of the public and private sectors.

Recently defending the allocation to the newly gazetted Ministry, Public Telecommunication Minister Catherine Hughes told the National Assembly that the Administration intends to effectively implement and utilise ICT to modernise Guyana to benefit all citizens.

We must, as a national imperative, utilise ICT to improve the delivery of Government services to all our citizens.  We must be able to process our various applications online quickly and get immediate responses to our queries via electronic and live helpdesks. Visits to government offices to collect a form and having to return to drop it off must become a thing of the past,” the Minister stated.

 

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  1. ”The Government plans to establish an Information Technology (IT) Centre of Excellence as one of several new projects that will be implemented to enhance the Information Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Guyana..”
    Is this the same project that the Indian government promised to fund in Guyana during the last administration or is it another one NOT connected with that arrangement?
    If it is then it is not NEW as it was already in place. If, however it is not, then credit must be given where it is due.

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