Tuesday July 25, 2023

East New Britain (ENB) Governor Hon. Michael Marum, and the DICT NGI Regional Workshop team at the launching of the ENB ICT Action Plan at Gazelle International Hotel, Kokopo

The recently concluded two-day Consultation Workshop organized by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in Kokopo for the New Guinea Islands (NGI) Region, successfully ended with the Governor Hon. Michael Marum officially launching the ENB Provincial ICT Action Plan.

The momentous event took place at the  Gazelle International Hotel on Thursday, July 21,2023.

The event was witnessed by ENB provincial government officials and participants from the NGI surrounding provinces..

This comprehensive plan aligns  with the Digital Transformation Policy and the Digital Government Act  2022.

The primary goal of the Action Plan is to establish a dedicated ICT unit within the provincial administration, laying the groundwork for a robust online presence.

 One of the plan’s crucial components includes the development of an official website for the province, along with an active presence on various social media platforms.

This strategic move is aimed at improving communication and service delivery to the people of East New Britain.

Governor Michael Marum  commended DICT for their effective work at the sub-national level.

 He expressed his strong belief in the power of digital transformation as an efficient mechanism for delivering government services to the citizens.

The governor’s enthusiasm was evident as he spoke about the long-cherished dream of having an official website for the province, a dream that is finally becoming a reality.

“I believe in digital transformation as an effective and efficient service delivery mechanism that can enhance government service delivery to the people,” Governor Marum emphasized at the official launch.

Governor Marum added that the ENB Provincial ICT Action Plan signifies an important step forward for the province, representing its commitment to embracing modern technology and utilizing it to improve governance and public services.

The ENB Provincial ICT Action Plan represents a momentous stride forward for the province, exemplifying its unwavering commitment to embracing modern technology to improve governance and public services.

 East New Britain now stands as the pioneer province at the sub-national level, aligning itself with the Digital Transformation Policy.

The successful launch of the ENB Provincial ICT Action Plan at the Kokopo Workshop reflects the collective efforts of the Department of ICT, the Provincial Government, and all stakeholders involved.

 As the province takes strides towards digital innovation, it sets a shining example for others to follow in the pursuit of a technologically empowered future.

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