Government strengthens ICT capacity

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Government strengthens ICT capacity

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GIS – Recently the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) donated over three hundred thousand dollars to the Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS), project.

The EDRMS primarily includes e-document authoring, online handling and approval, exchange, filing and archive sub-systems.

The archiving component of the system will improve the organization’s internal and external communication efficiency, and reduce the risk of government critical information loss.

Minister for the Public Service, Sustainable Development, Energy, Science and Technology, Sen. Hon. Dr. James Fletcher, says the new system will make information more widely available to the public.

“At some point in the near future we will go to parliament with the freedom of information bill, that will enshrine in legislation those bits of information that members of the public should have access to, but it does not make sense having a freedom of information bill and saying that people can have access to if they can’t find it. If these documents are hidden away in files that are buried in dust, in some back room, in some ministry that nobody wants to go in to.”

During the brief cheque presentation ceremony, Dr. Fletcher expressed his gratitude to the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) for their contribution towards the development of Saint Lucia’s ICT sector.

“On a trip to the south, to inaugurate a water project I stopped off at Micoud and Vieux-Fort where your government is helping with the construction of two community access centres and I was very pleased with the progress I saw there and very soon I would say in the new year, the two of us will have to come together to open the community access centre in Micoud and the one in Vieux-Fort and I think Saint Lucians, particularly the ones who reside in those communities will be very proud and very pleased with what the collaboration between your government and our government has been able to give forth with those two community access centres.”

Electronic document and records management system (EDRMS) is a type of content management system and refers to the combined technologies of document management and records management systems as an integrated system.

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