Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information and Technology Amr Talaat and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Alaa El-Din Fouad witnessed the signing of a cooperation protocol on digital transformation on Monday.
The protocol involves the use of the latest information and communication technologies to achieve institutional development and digital transformation at the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
The protocol is set to be in effect for a period of two years, and aims to ensure digital transformation can be accommodated at the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. It will also contribute to raising the level of services and the employees providing them, to save time and effort for MPs as they receive citizen requests.
Talaat said that the protocol comes as an implementation of the strategy to build a “digital Egypt”, and aims to create an integrated digital society.
It will also target a qualitative leap in the mechanisms of providing government services, by making them digitally available in a simplified manner that saves time and effort, as well as improving efficiency.
This will take place by enhancing the development of Egypt’s information and communication technology infrastructure, digitising government services, and building digital capabilities for workers. It will also boost the spread of digital culture in the various sectors of the country.
Talaat added that the protocol aims to achieve cooperation between the Ministries of Communications and Information Technology, and Parliamentary Affairs. This will lead to the creation of a digital environment equipped in accordance with international standards. It involves developing systems and applications that help improve the work environment and raise the quality of services offered.
He noted that the protocol includes the development and redesign of the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs’ electronic portal. It will also provide training programmes in communications, information technology, and digital transformation, with the aim of developing digital capabilities and skills for workers.
For his part, Fouad said that the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs is looking to update its working environment. This comes as part of the Egyptian Government’s strategy for digital transformation, pursued in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030, and the strategy to build a digital society and create a modern digital ecosystem.
The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has worked to improve the tasks it carries out to keep pace with the technological development and shift towards a digital Egypt.
He added that signing this protocol has become an urgent necessity to keep pace with these technological developments and the transition to digital services. This will ensure that the ministry can improve the level of services provided by the Egyptian state. It would also help it keep pace with the giant step in the transition to the new administrative capital.
Fouad said that the protocol aims to develop the capabilities of the ministry’s employees, and qualify them to pursue rapid technological development and automate government services.
It encourages all employees to use the latest means of communication to facilitate Egypt’s House of Representatives and Senate in submitting and following up on the requests of their constituencies without trouble.
The electronic portal is developed according to the latest technological systems, and will act as a window for all Egyptians through which they will be able to monitor all developments in the ministry’s work.
The protocol includes the implementation of some projects, in line with international experiences and global methods for corporate IT governance and management. This will take place according to three hubs: infrastructure, institutional development, and information systems and technology.
The protocol will create a digital work model through which information and communication technology is used in managing all services and tasks Egypt’s two parliamentary houses.
It will have the effect of raising the efficient exchange of data and information between MPs and the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. In addition, daily operations can be carried out electronically, along with using the latest information technology and data and information handling systems.
It will also allow for the electronic follow up of requests, whilst enabling the publication of laws and legislations on the ministry’s website, as well as building the digital capabilities of workers.