The Cameroonian Government, through its representative from the Ministry of Public Service and Administration Reforms, is seeking to model Nigeria’s e-government success story.
The representative said this in Abuja on Monday during a visit to Nigeria, to inspect the depth of e-government implementation, developed and implemented by the Korean international Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
The Cameroonian team is headed by Ms Tabod Mejand, the Inspector General, Cameroonian Ministry of Public Service and Administrative Reforms.
Prof. Mohammad Abubakar, Managing Director, Galaxy Backbone (GBB), received the delegation at the Galaxy Backtione Corporate Headquarters.
Abubakar said that the GBB is a digital infrastructure, shared services provider and agency under the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, the focal agency implementing the government master plan.
He advised the delegation to endeavour to seek new ways of implementing government strategies in their country because of its huge benefits to any nation.
The GBB boss expressed delight in the work of KOICA in Nigeria, and looked forward to the job it would do to assist Cameroonian raise the level of e-government in her country.
He promised the delegation that Nigeria would do all within its power to partner, advice and help train the Cameroonian people in the development of e-government in their country.
“GBB’s vision is to become the leading enabler of digital inclusion in Africa, hence, the organisation sees this as a path towards enabling digital services in other countries within Africa.
‘I am delighted that the Ministry of Public Service and Administrative Reforms is taking this giant step towards actualising e-government in Cameroun, with the support of our friends and partners in KOICA.
“While I advise you to anticipate challenges along the way, there will be a lot of successes you will record with this engagement.
“We all know the benefits of e-government platforms. We have already started seeing the benefits in Nigeria,” he said.
In her response, Mejand said that the visit was because Cameroon had a plan around e-government but lacked the coordination and exposure to execute it.
She thanked GBB for the warm reception and time spent in touring round to see the infrastructure level invested in achieving the heights Nigeria has recorded so far.
“We want to thank you for the opportunity given to visit your infrastructure because we realise that for e-Government to effectively take place in a country and be operational, we need infrastructure and the people to help train decision makers to have interest in the project,” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the delegation visited the National Shared Services Centre, managed by Galaxy Backbone. (NAN)