A six member delegation from The Gambia has paid a visit to the Ghana National Data Centre as part of a five day tour to understudy Ghana’s e-government project in Accra. The e-government project is being implemented by the government of Ghana, under the sponsorship of the World Bank, to assist government to generate growth and employment to influence Information and Communication Technology and public private partnership. Mr William Tevie, Director General of National IT Agency (NITA) stated that Ghana had made good strides in the e-government project, saying “the GovNET infrastructure had been rolled out across the country in over 100 Municipal and District Assemblies connected, to enable them to take advantage of the e-government applications.
He said the National Datacentre project was a critical component of the entire E-ghana project in the wake of recent fire outbreaks, which wiped sensitive government data. Mr Tevie said the Ministry of Communication was contributing to improving efficiency and transparency in government functions through improved communication and e-government application. Another component of the e-government, according to the Director, was the Ge-Gov integrated business registration and tax management system, which is currently operational at the Registrar General’s Department. Mr Momodou Lamin Bah , Leader of the delegation said the visit had given the team a great insight into Ghana’s E-government project and hoped to also model its E-government project along the best practice being implemented by NITA. “Ghana’s e-government project is phenomenal and we have a lot to learn from it” he said.