Jacklow village to access E-Gov services soon

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, July 28, 2019

Residents of Jacklow in Region 2, Pomeroon-Supenaam will soon be able to access e-Government services online, for the first time.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Public Telecommunications, Hon. Catherine Hughes during a community meeting held at the Jacklow Primary School in the Lower Pomeroon.

Minister of Public Telecommunication Catherine Hughes

We are setting it up that most of those [government] services once you have internet connection which you will have it right here in your own space  it means that you do not to travel Charity to conduct business but you can stay close to your home and get those services online,” Minister Hughes said.

The community is slated to go online by August 15, as such the Minister committed to returning to donate tablets to assist the young students with their studies. She also revealed that ICT training will also be made available to residents of Jacklow.

It was highlighted that communities such as Kabakaburi, Sirikie, Saint Nicholas Mission among others will also be able to access internet services.

The minister said that this initiative is part of the government’s effort to provide citizens of Guyana with such services launched in 2016.Thus far, the ministry has provided over 170 educational institution, 120 government agencies, 37 technical and other tertiary institutes with free internet access across the e-government network.

Minster of Social Cohesion Dr. George Norton

Also accompanying Minister Hughes at the meeting was Minister of Social Cohesion Hon. Dr. George Norton who pledged to establish a playfield for the young people of the community.

“This administration under His Excellency David Granger is saying evaluate us by our works. Look at the developments achieved in the last four years; to ensure this continues, give us that opportunity to build on it.”

The government held community meetings in the Upper and Lower Pomeroon region earlier today to listen to the residents concerns with the aim of finding solutions.




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