Abu Dhabi, Botswana ink IT development deal
Abu Dhabi, September 11, 2013
The governments of Abu Dhabi and the Republic of Botswana have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for ICT knowledge sharing, capacity building and skills transfer.
The MoU was signed by Rashed Lahej Al-Mansoori, director general of Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (Adsic) and Lewis Malikongwa, deputy director general of the Botswana National Strategy Office.
Al Mansoori said: “ICT today lays the foundation and is the core component for rapid growth and sustainability in any dynamic nation. Abu Dhabi has an ambitious ICT vision and mandate that contributes towards ranking the UAE among the region’s top nations in ICT network readiness. The MoU signed today shows our commitment towards promoting international cooperation in this area and becoming a genuinely digital, knowledge-based society.”
“Botswana has impressively boosted the digitization of its public services and we look forward to our bi-lateral cooperation to jointly develop many easy, efficient and user-friendly digital services useful for our citizens and residents alike,” Al Mansoori said.
Malikongwa said, “We are passionate about ensuring delivery of top quality e-services to the people of Botswana. Therefore, to enhance people’s access to government information and services, we benchmarked several government e-service providers.
“After a thorough assessment, Adsic stood out to be the best ranked entity in terms of e-services, particularly the Abu Dhabi Government Contact Center set up and operations. We believe that through this partnership, we will benefit from Adsic’s expertise and knowledge to help us further develop our government portal and other e-services.” – TradeArabia News Service