Saturday, June 22, 2024

DICT inks MOU with gov’t agencies for unified approach to e-governance

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with partner government agencies to push for an integrated government approach in terms of e-governance.

Photo shows officials from the DICT and its partner agencies during the MOA signing
Photo from DICT

The partner agencies include the Landbank of the Philippines, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Trade and Industry, GSIS, SSS, and the Mindanao Development Authority.

“We at the DICT commit to continually push for the advancement of e-governance systems in the country to achieve the digitalization of the Philippine government,” stated DICT secretary Ivan John Uy.

“We hope that with our efforts in digitally transforming the different government processes and our government agencies, we can achieve better data standards and data governance so that we can have data harmonization and coordination across all the different agencies. Again, my motto for e-governance is “get online, don’t get in line,” he added.

Flagship programs of the DICT involved in the initiative include the systems development, implementation, and integration of E-Local Government Units (ELGU), E-Government Application (EGovApp), EGovpay, E-Travel, E-Cloud, among others.

Through the MOU, DICT undersecretary David L. Almirol Jr. said partner agencies will serve as priority stakeholders in pursuing digital transformation and e-governance initiatives.

“We believe that the more complex the processes, the more red tape, problems and misinformation, and expenses we shall incur. That’s why we believe simplicity starts with unity. So these efforts not only aim to create an ICT-enabled government but also to capacitate its development at the same time,” Almirol said.

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