US$32M investment in e-governance project also able to facilitate large scale commercial operations – 29th Apr 2013
The E-governance project is expected to roll out a wide range of E-governance services starting this September. This would include services such as “E-Health” allowing for video consultation, movement of information from one health centre to another, and tracking disease outbreaks.
Regarding security, the project would also allow quick transmission of information, including video and data between Police stations.
However, Government services is not the end all, according to Project Manager Alexie Ramotar.
However, Ramotar would not be dragged into making a clear cut statement that the E-governance project would facilitate commercial operations.
Meanwhile, the Project consists of the setting up of a Data Centre, a transmission network and a data network.
In education, the project would set up an “E-library” which would allow for the access of textbooks and other teaching aids that can be used by students and schools, thereby lowering cost.
Poor families who cannot pay for internet would also be hooked at community centres in various areas, such as in the Hinterland.
It is estimated that all major Government offices and institutions will be within the coverage area serving an estimated 40,000-60,000 households.