Government Hinges On ICT Development for MDAs

Posted: September 6, 2011 by CalabarBeckons in Uncategorized

Cross River State Government says the acquisition of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) marks the beginning of the realization of its transformation process in the State. Governor Liyel Imoke made the assertion while speaking at the launching of the ICT Customer Relationship Management System for Cross River State Property and Investment Limited (CROSPIL), saying that the application of modern technology in MDAs will enhance high quality service delivery and boost productivity. Governor Imoke noted that ICT should not be seen as a working tool for only the private sector but a core component of the functions of the MDAs and it become imperative for the State to place much emphasis on its application. Governor Imoke assured that Cross River State will put its resources in areas where it has comparative advantage so as to attract investments. He disclosed that the application of ICT in CROSPIL will enhance proficiency in business transaction as well as reduce loss of man hour while ensuring good record keeping, stressing that it will add value to service delivery in the State as the present system in the civil service is cumbersome and time wasting which calls for a change in the normal way of doing things. The Governor said, the State intends to collaborate with Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) in the area of technology so that graduates from there could be of benefit to the private sector as well as get jobs out of the civil service or be self employed and earn a living. The Governor reasoned that the State has to start from somewhere and in four years, the relevance of its acquisition will be felt throughout the State and beyond as efforts have been made in other areas with the introduction of Geographic Information System (GIS) which the State is the first to implement in the country


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