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New national E-Governance Task Force formed

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2021. 4:21 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Youth, Sports & E-Governance today informed of the establishment of a new national E-Governance task force.

The Ministry says that the Task Force will serve in a planning and oversight role, responsible for developing the e-governance roadmaps, identifying challenges affecting implementation, and providing advice to facilitate implementation.

“The Task Force is delegated to develop, advise and champion the e-governance agenda. Additionally, it will focus on prioritizing service delivery improvement to citizens, reducing constraints for business growth and productivity, strengthening the state’s capacity to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of the government’s institutions, and promoting the interoperability of information management systems in the public sector,” the Ministry noted.

The members include stakeholders from key government entities and other institutions within the private sector.

The Task Force is comprised of nine appointed regular members and co-chaired by Jose Urbina (public sector) and Juan Carlos Namis (private sector):

    Jose Urbina – Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Youth, Sports & E-Governance, Co-Chair 

    Juan Carlos Namis – Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Specialist, Private Sector, Co-Chair

Alexia Peralta – Project Coordinator, Office of the Prime Minister, Secretary 

    Dr. Osmond Martinez – Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Public Service, Constitutional and Political Reform, Member 

    Valentino Shal – Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Rural Transformation, Community Development, Local Government and Labour, Member

    Ian Courtenay – Office of the Prime Minister, Member 

    Aaron Briceño – ICT Specialist, Private Sector, Member 

    Dr. Geraldo Flowers – Change Management, Project Management, Member 

    Diane Castillo-Trejo – Acting Director Statistical Institute of Belize, Member 

The successful implementation of e-governance will allow for greater government transparency, the inclusion of citizens, and improved access to public services.


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