Business News of 2014-03-20

New information centre inaugurated under e-government project

A one-stop information service centre constructed by Huawei Technologies, a global information and communications technology (ICT) service provider under the first phase of the e-government project, has been inaugurated by the Minister of Communications, Dr Edward Omane-Boamah.

The centre is an integrated administration service centre for about 20 government agencies, including Ghana Post, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Ghana Water Company Limited, Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Police Service.

The service centre, which houses 20 service counters and a LED screen display system will provide one-stop services for all Ghanaians and enhance fast and professional delivery of business operations by the government agencies.

Dr Omane-Boamah said the centre would facilitate the delivery of government services to citizens, as well as facilitate inter-agency actions.

He charged the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) to ensure that the centre carried out its duty diligently and ensure high performance.

The Managing Director of Huawei, Mr Russell Xu, later said the company was using its ICT expertise to help the government achieve its aim of increasing productivity of its agencies.

“We have the ICT solutions, so if we combine all the services by the state agencies together, we can improve the efficiency of the Ghanaian government,” he said.

According to him, once members of the public come to the service centre, which is located at the Ghana Post Company Limited at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle, all their issues with respect to water, electricity, and others will be addressed.

The Director General of the NITA, Mr William Tevie, also said the service centre would provide the platform for citizens to get access to information and all the services that government agencies were providing.

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