Postal Ministry pushes for national data center


The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Cllr. Cooper Kruah discloses plan to setup an Information Technology (IT) section at the ministry to ensure efficiency of productivity.


“We need to have every section of this ministry delivering on its responsibility, but to do that you must set up the necessary requirement that would help carry out the mandate giving to them”, says the minister.He spoke during the close of one-day workshop for staff of the ministry and other ministries and agencies of government.

Addressing participants at the start of the exercise held in the conference hall of the ministry on Friday, 23 March Chief information Officer D. Nalon Kaine says the workshop was intended to bring together 25 ministries and agencies of government to formulate a roadmap as part of a 150-Day Deliverable package.

He says the workshop provides a platform that would enable the ministry to come up with its own 150-Day Deliverable work plan to improve the working of government, noting that it was a better initiative that could assist government in meeting its overall development agenda.

Mr. Kaine points out that the goal of the exercise is to improve connectivity in government, initialize government service portal, and to enable government meets its transformation and developmental agenda thru reliable broadband connectivity for ministries, agencies and commissions.

According to him, it is expected that from March to August to have all necessary requirements in place to achieve this, adding that to have 150-Day Deliverables achieved would require collective efforts of key stakeholders and implementing partners, including the Chief Information Office, Libtelco and C Square.

An employee from Libtelco says they are embarking on numerous strategies to have data on ministries, agencies, and commissions of government that would eventually lead to a national data center for the entire country.

Mr. Kaine says work has started with C Square to ensure that the first 25 government ministries and agencies are connected. “We have started with the Ministry of State since they are the host of the President, and we’re doing this to give every institution of government a one stop data center, which is the national data center.” He explains.

By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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