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E government in Sierra Leone


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This presentation is an exploratory analysis of E-Government readiness in Sierra Leone with citation of UN development index.

written and organised by: Richard Allieu

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E government in Sierra Leone

  1. 1. An Exploratory Analysis E-Government Development Index Richard Allieu ID-I201621351 OCT. 2016
  2. 2.  Population:7,075,641  Capital:Freetown  Language:English  Religion:Muslim, indigenous beliefs, Christian  Currency:Leone  Independence: April 27, 1961 from UK  Ethnic Groups: 17- Mende, Temne, Krio…….  ANTHEM: Begins "High we exalt thee, realm of the free, Great is the love we have for thee."
  3. 3.  This presentation looks at an exploratory analysis of e-Government readiness in Sierra Leone. How the government is set to implement their approach, the level of democracy, transparency and globalisation. Its capabilities, interactions, orientations and values. Focal areas,issues/challenges and improvement.  Also, indexes on e-Government development comparing Sierra Leone and her sub-region countries. MY suggestions and recommendations.
  4. 4.  Sierra Leone is at the beginning stage of e- Government. The stage where government departments, ministries and state websites are set-up. This presentation review and compare the availability and use of various types of ICT in the country.  By the end of this presentation you will know that despite several challenges that are faced by the country, Sierra Leoneans presence on the web is improving, several ICT tools are becoming available, such as the fiber optics cable, electronic transaction and the control of the telecommunication gateway.
  5. 5. What is E- Government?  Efficient Government  Electronic Government  Everybody Government  Everything Government  Effective Government All of The Above!
  6. 6. E-Government is the use of electronic technologies by government to deliver services and interact with its citizens.
  7. 7. How is it measured?
  8. 8. Online Services Index How is it measured?  National website  The National portal  e-Services portal  e-Participation portal
  9. 9. How is it measured? Key Public Services Ministries  Ministry of Education,  Ministry of Labour  Ministry of Social Services  Ministry of Health  Ministry of Finance  Ministry of Environment (Ministry of Lands, Country Planning and the environment)
  10. 10. Our rankings are wrong! Government Efforts  Human Capital Index  12% of GOSL on Education  Telecommunications Infrastructure  Submarine Fibre Optic Cable  96% drop in price!  National Fibre Optic Cable  Online Service Index ???
  11. 11. Reasons for our Low Ranking  Inefficient Data Collection and Reporting  Unavailability of an E-Government Strategy  Lazy Management of online assets  ICT Phobia  Lack of awareness of ranking implications
  12. 12. Solutions  E-Government Unit  E-Government Strategy  E-Government Act  Whole Of Government Involvement  Restart Now!
  13. 13.  Government revoked the monopoly of the gateway and revisiting to the existing telecommunication laws to increase competition in the sector.  The government has been working on an elaborate e- Governance programme in order to expand access to information and freedom of expression, and reinforce civil liberties.  The government has integrated ICT development in the national development agenda.  The government has landed and are leveraging the fibre optic cable to connect Sierra Leone to the wider world.  Government enacted the right to access information law and established the secretariat to ensure its implementation.
  14. 14.  Cost, Efficiency and effectiveness  Transparency  Universal service delivery  Participation of stakeholders  Offering innovative solutions for public institutions and private sector
  15. 15.  Combating corruption  Promote peace and security  Computer illiteracy of civil servant and public  Poor budget control  Lack of investors  Poor electricity supply  Etc…….
  16. 16.  Clearing of goods at the port  Applying for enrolment at universities  Applying for jobs to the public service  Seeking information on public projects and programmes  Seeking justice and health services  Etc…….
  17. 17.  According to I.B. Kargbo- former minister of information and technology (2012)Sierra Leone is to use China e-Government system, The system comprises:  The fibre optic network. It will cover all government offices for communication within ministries, agencies and departments.  The fibre optic technology will allow the president to easily access information regarding ministers and will also enable ministers to attend virtual cabinet meetings without leaving their offices.  The project funded by sierra Leone government and will be carried out by China’s Huawei Technologies, Cheng said.
  18. 18. Electronic Transactions  The government is working on an electronic transaction policy and legal framework to ensure transparency and accountability and promote digitalization in the country. The ET policy will cover all areas including:  World bank doing business reforms  e—learning, e-health, e-agriculture  facilitate effective service delivery among ministries, departments and agencies {MDAs}  Also beneficial to business, households, individuals and other public or private organisations
  19. 19.  UNDP  CHINA AID  World Bank  DFID  ISAID  KOICA
  20. 20.  Our presence in cyberspace is increasingly becoming a reality. Through websites and the ongoing projects, ICT tools can be effectively use by government to provide services to the general public and more particularly the citizens.  A lot needs to be done in term of ensuring that these facilities are readily and cheaply available for all. This requires resoluteness.  “complete and successful implementation of e-Governance needs the continued support and collaboration of our partners and all stakeholders including the media, civil society and public” President Ernest Bai Koroma.
  21. 21. All izz Well! Thank You