18th June 07:40 PM
Government launches two mobile apps part of Digital Fiji Programme
By Naveel Krishant
Thursday 14/06/2018
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama at the launch of My Feedback Fiji and Directory@Gov

Two mobile phone apps, My Feedback Fiji and Directory@Gov which are part of the DigitalFiji Programme have been launched today.

While speaking at the launch, Attorney General and Minister for Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says this is the digitization of government services which is a goal they have had in mind for some time.

My Feedback Portal is where people will be able to give their feedback about the government services while the Directory@Gov app will have the information about all Ministers emails, their office contacts and other people that work within a particular ministry.

It will also have information about Fijian Missions based overseas.

Sayed-Khaiyum says this is part of their long standing commitment to make government services more transparent and accountable.

He says the constitution makes it mandatory for the government to ensure that people have the right to have access to information.

Sayed-Khaiyum says as part of the DigitalFiji programme every ministry will now have a Chief Information Officer and their job will be to make sure all information about their ministry is up to date.

While launching the apps, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says Fiji is a nation of under one million people, and the Government has brought a style of leadership to Fiji that listens and learns from all Fijians, everywhere in the country.

Bainimarama says Fijians know that they can count on his Government to hear them out and respond to their concerns, and through DigitalFiji, Fijians will be able to access that style of leadership directly in the palm of their hands, and their voices can now affect change in their day to day lives more quickly and conveniently than ever before.

He says the reality is that more Fijians are spending more of their time on the internet and on their phones, and that is where government services need to be offered, that is where services need to be immediately available to our people, wherever they may be, and whenever they may need them.

Bainimarama says DigitalFiji is only one part of a wide‑reaching partnership they have undertaken with the Singaporean Government.

He adds when it came to finding the right partner for this project, the Singaporean Government was the obvious choice adding much of Fiji’s own national ambition and vision echo the incredible progress Singapore has experienced over the last half century.

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