Minister Basil pushes for Central data base system for Government agencies

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Communication and Information Minister, Sam Basil, wants to see all Government Departments use one database system.
Minister Basil said this will cut costs and also see government agencies work side by side to achieve development goals.

He said his Department is drafting a submission for NEC and parliament approval. Minister Basil says the creation of a new database system will see Government Departments working together.

A significant amount of funding has been allocated by the O’Neill-Abel Government to create a massive database system which will be hosted at the Telikom Rumana Building.

This will be the centre of data collection and exchange of Government information between the different Departments and other stakeholders.

Minister Basil said not only is there benefit in such system but the protection of such information collected. According to Minister Basil, his Department has had open dialogues with other countries around the world for PNG to follow a similar trend but creating one that suits the country.

Basil said this will be a breakthrough in keeping Government information together and for Departments to easily access information and plan development agenda.

The one database system policy is expected to be tabled in Parliament this year.

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