No need to visit agencies

– 25 government forms available online in 2019

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, December 4, 2018

As the 2019 Budget debates continue, Minister of Public Telecommunications, Hon. Catherine Hughes announced that twenty-five government forms will be made available online next year.

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Hon. Catherine Hughes.

This is one of many initiatives, the minister said, being rolled out by the Ministry of Public Telecommunications along with several government agencies across the country.

This move is designed to save citizens time and create ease of access to services that in the past would require extended waiting and processing times. It also cuts out the need for travel and the need for lengthy paperwork.

“These electronic public service forms or E-forms will cover services such as business registration, police clearance, sickness and benefit claims, house lot applications, job seeker registrations, job vacancy registration, Nursery and Primary School applications and of course the passport application process which is already in place and the registration of births, marriages and deaths.”

These forms will be made available to all citizens not only resident in Guyana but those in the diaspora. The minister said that agencies such as the Guyana Revenue Authority, the National Insurance Scheme and the Guyana School of Agriculture are already encouraging interested applicants to use this means of information and data logging and processing.

Delicia Haynes.

Images: Keno George.