Georgetown, Guyana (August 17, 2015) – The Government is working to incorporate the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) into the E-Governance programme. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon recently visited the unit’s office at the University of Guyana, Turkeyen Campus to get a first-hand look at its operations.
General Manager, Godfrey Proctor informed the Minister that a board has not been appointed for the NDMA in over two decades and this has severely hampered its work. He explained that this Authority was set up to provide public sector training, a function which it has the capacity for; however, it has been underutilised for years.
Minister Harmon assured the staff of the NDMA that the government, in its review of the public service sector, will restore the NDMA and other similar bodies so that they can play a meaningful role in the Administration’s E-Governance programmes.
He further explained that the NDMA Act of 1983 provides the appropriate framework through which government can address the Information Communication Technology (ICT) needs of the public sector. In this regard, he undertook to bring the NDMA and E-Governance Project under a single administrative system.
Additionally, the Minister announced that a board of directors will be appointed to give guidance to the work of the NDMA.