The government of The Gambia under the auspicious of DOSCIT has recently launched the E-Government project at the GRTS Building Complex, presided over by the vice President Isatou Njie Saidy. The objective of the E-Government project among other things include delivering first class public services, increasing citizen's participation, and streamlining public services.
In her launching remarks, VP Njie Saidy, said the occasion marks a very significant event in the socio-economic development of the country since it is one of the most historical events in recent times for the people of The Gambia.
"The Government is pleased to bring information technology to the door steps of every Gambian in respective of age, tribe, colour political affiliation or creed", she added, noting that the emergence of the new information age plays an important role in the socioeconomic development of the country.
She noted that "the effective use of information and knowledge is becoming the most critical factor for rapid economic growth and wealth creation for improving the socio-economic wellbeing.
"At the national level, my government is determined to ensure that all Gambians have equal access to reliable and affordable information and communication technology", she added.
She further indicated that government will continue to adopt legislation, policies and human resources programs that will assist Gambians to become key players in information age.
"The government of The Gambia and UNECA have drawn up an ambition programme to ensure timely implementation of these objectives. The E-Government programme will demonstrate to Gambia and non-Gambian citizens and business, how information and communications technologies can improve the quality of life; streamline public administration and promote economic activity", she concluded.