Ghana Presidency gets a new E-Cabinet platform
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Ghana’s cabinet on Thursday witnessed a major boost as the President John Dramani Mahama unveiled a new E–Cabinet platform to used by himself and members of his cabinet. The introduction of an e-cabinet platform at the presidency now offers the president and cabinet members countless opportunities to transact important government business without the presence of a physical space.
The implementation of an E-Cabinet platform will also effectively eliminate the manual distribution of cabinet documents hence embracing technology in the conduct of cabinet business. Not only does such a digital platform helps expedite actions on government decisions but also offer convenience, efficiency and reliability to cabinet.
In his remarks at a brief event to launch the E-Cabinet platform the President John Dramani Mahama said its introduction would not only enhance the efficiency of cabinet and ministers but also allow for the real time dissemination of information on developing agenda and documents. He acknowledged that the platform provides for an electronic archiving of cabinet papers with ease of search and retrieval functionalities, and would provide for alert systems on outstanding tasks and new announcements.
The President encouraged all ministers who are not yet fully conversant with the platform to do so, indicating that all announcements and documents will be distributed via the platform from the next Cabinet meeting.