Guinea-Bissau wants to us Cabo Verde’s e-governance model

14 January 2015

The government of Guinea-Bissau intends to adopt the e-governance model used by Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), the Guinean Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Parliamentary Affairs, Baciro Dja said Monday.

To this end, he said, almost all technical staff from his Ministry are, at present, in the Cape Verdean archipelago, to analyse official cooperation in this area.

At the end of a meeting with his Cape Verdean counterpart, Demis Lobo Almeida, as part of a three-day visit to Cabo Verde, the Guinean minister said his government was installing the core of the e-governance system, seen as “an important tool” to create conditions of transparency and in order to be much closer to civil society.”

According to Dja, the primary aim is to streamline and modernise state institutions in Guinea-Bissau.

Demis Lobo Almeida told his Guinean counterpart Cabo Verde was interested in cooperating in this field, noting that Dja’s visit, which began Monday, had a “strong technical dimension.”

Lobo Almeida also said that Cabo Verde was also available, within the scope of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, to support Guinea-Bissau to structure government leadership, with a Legal Office, an Communications and Image Office, as well as to reform the legislative process, focusing on making it digital. (macauhub/CV/GW)