Thursday, 16 June, 2013
The Government of Ghana is in the process of deploying a Correspondence Management System for 102 MDAs and MMDAs under the second phase of the e-government project being implemented by the National Information Technology Agency (Ministry of Communications) This was made known at a workshop organized by the Agency for various MDAs and MMDAs on 13th June, 2013 at the Holiday Inn, Accra.
In a speech delivered by the Hon. Minister of Communications, Dr. Omane Boamah, he stressed on the fact that documents are indispensable to any organization and that there is an urgent need for the Government of Ghana to adopt a more efficient but less expensive method to manage Information on paper.
To this end, he explained that with the implementation of a Correspondence Management System in Government institutions, inefficiencies and high expenses recorded in the processing of paper documents, difficulties associated with paper document search, retrieval, sharing etc will be reduced to the barest minimum.
He added that with the automated system in place, access to information can be better controlled with effective encryption systems to protect very sensitive documents.