In carrying out the above objectives the National e-Government Task Force will be guided by the priciples of AISI “to assist countries to deploy, harness and exploit ICTs to advance their socio-economic development at the local, national and sub-regional levels, enabling citizens’ access to affordable telephones, broadcasting, computers and Internet services” and Bamako 2002 Declaration.

2.1.1        Long-term action: e-Government programme needs long-term and sustainable action and, to this end, it is essential that all stakeholders work together. It is therefore necessary to build their capacity, establish ICT Education and Training Centers, provide reliable ICT support services within the country and lessen the depedancy on external technical support from abroad;

2.1.2        Technical reliability: Actions aimed at providing the information and services to the citizens through internet should not only be reliable  but secured through the use of technically reliable tools and applications;

2.1.3        Stressing vulnerability: Efficiency in action at all levels of the Government implies introducing changes in the way the Government offices function to reduce the vunerability of certain population groups living in rural areas, particularly women, youth and  entrepreneurs;

2.1.4        Priciple of empowerment: Each individual, the Government, community, institution, private and public sector enterprises, NGOs and civil society organisations should be aware of its duties  and responsibilites towards an emerging information society in the country and perform actively and constantly;

2.1.5        Participation and partnership: Participation of all the stakeholders and a sound partnership among them provide the most effective mechanism for implementing a national e-government programme;

2.1.6        National autonomy: Each country has a primary responsibility to identify its strengths, weaknesses, priorities in e-government initiative and to design, implement and coordinate its national e-government projects. The role of external partners is to support and strengthen the action plans adopted at the national level;

2.1.7        Avoiding new structure: The focus should be on the strengthening and streamlining of the existing infrastructure for better coordination and monitoring of the implementation of the e-government projects in order to ensure the optimal use of limited resources.



Hon. Demba A. Jawo 

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