Digital centers vital for reaching civic services effectively
26 November 2015, Nirapad News: A post-rally discussion unanimously mentioned that the city digital centres have become vital tools and means of reaching civic services to the citizens effectively.
It also urged the entrepreneurs of the centers to put in their best efforts to make those more popular and dynamic so that they can earn more money through providing services to the grassroots people.
Terming them as worthy citizens the meeting mentioned if they can earn a lot of money they would be widely appreciated by the community for it as the people would get information services through them.
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) organized the discussion at its conference hall yesterday marking the celebration of the fifth founding anniversary of Digital Center. Access to Information (A2I) Programme of Prime Minister’s Office supported the event in collaboration with USAID and UNDP.
Mayor-in-Charge of RCC Nizam-ul Azim addressed the discussion as chief guest with Chief Executive Officer Ajahar Ali in the chair. Secretary Syeeda Zenbinnissa Sultana and Chief Engineer Ashraful Haque also spoke.
During his keynote presentation, Associate Professor Dr Sazzadur Rahim from Department of Information and Communication Engineering of Rajshahi University says Bangladesh has been experiencing a boom in ICT sectors now a day.
He detailed the objectives, implementation strategy and status of the program saying the major objectives of the process are to provide people with all necessary services at their doorsteps, ensuring accountability and transparency towards establishing a knowledge-based society and good governance.
In the meeting, entrepreneurs Shamim Akhtar, Obaidul Rahman and Mahmudur Rahman shared experiences of their centre level activities.
Chief Guest Azim said the grassroots people are getting their information related necessary services from the digital centers being operated in all 30 Ward Councilor Offices.
‘Digital Bangladesh’ was one of the major election pledges of the present government. As part of the fulfillment of this pledge the government has established digital centres and providing necessary ICT services at the grass root level of the local administration of the country, he added.
Azim urged the entrepreneurs to impart computer training to their
respective youths for making them competent in ICT.