President Bio Trains Sierra Leone Government Ministers on How to Use Technology
As a way of improving technology usage among government officials, the president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio has organized a one day training session for cabinet ministers.
according to reports, the training is to enhance capacity of ministers in using technology to present government programs and policies through electronic means.
E- Cabinet system is a paperless initiative that consolidates all Cabinet activities by linking all ministries. The system can be accessed and used by all government Ministers to transmit Cabinet papers for Cabinet consideration and discussions, while enabling Cabinet to coordinate their business as well as track progress with ease.
In his aspiration to drive the digital Transformation of Sierra Leone, President Bio is ensuring that cabinet meetings are now electronically conducted. Therefore, the Ministers are undergoing training on how to use the E-Cabinet platform to perform their cabinet duties such as Presenting Cabinet papers and other functions.
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The President has always emphasized on the use of technology in solving problems associated with governance, and this E-cabinet will definitely cut the huge cost expended on paper and other stationery.
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Technology is now ingrained in governance all over the world and Sierra Leone want to be a party of such. This is aim at supporting the decision making processes, ensuring transparency of executive decision making, cutting down high cost of preparing cabinet documentations, and dealing with the challenge of poor document control and approval systems. It also save time of cabinet members having to read through hundreds of pages of cabinet documents, they can now search and scan documents faster, and enabling them to drill deeper into issues under consideration.
Furthermore, in the present COVID-19 world, where remote work and meetings are the norm, the E-cabinet platform enables cabinet members to participate remotely.