KOTA KINABALU: Civil servants in Sabah must master the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by acquiring skills and knowledge to boost the E-government system.
Resource Development and IT Minister Datuk Siringan Gubat said this was vital given that they also have to deal with clients who wanted fast, easy and ready service anywhere.
“The existence of the E-government system is indeed aimed at facilitating the delivery of public service electronically,” he said when officiating an ICT seminar, organised by his ministry here today in conjunction with the state level ICT month celebration.
He said his ministry constantly strived to provide adequate ICT infrastructure for the state via the SabahNet service and network system.
SabahNet has now been expanded to more than 500 state government offices, he said.
Siringan said 30 e-Desa centres are now operating in Sabah, which enabled the rural people, especially in areas without any service coverage to receive ICT in line with the national initiative to reduce the digital gap.
These e-Desa centres also empowered the local communities while the ministry had also organised various trainings and courses in efforts to boost the ICT culture among the target groups in the urban and rural area, he said.- BERNAMA