Engineer Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Institutional Development, said that the state is making huge investments to develop the technological infrastructure in all villages, centers and governorates nationwide, and to provide many digital services to the citizen, and the Ministry of Communications is working to build the digital capabilities of citizens in general and in villages with a decent life on the In particular, to contribute to economic empowerment and find suitable job opportunities for them.
Labib added that the Ministry of Communications aims to provide all services in a complete digital manner, as happened in electronic coordination services and others, and is working greatly to educate society about all digital services, payment programs and other digital services that have begun to be applied on a larger scale in cooperation with the Central Bank. .
This came during her meeting with the Information Technology Committee of the Egyptian Businessmen Association, on the ministry’s efforts to build digital Egypt to reach a safe, productive and sustainable interactive digital society, to achieve Egypt’s Vision 2030 and ways for the private sector to contribute in this field.
The Deputy Minister of Communications stressed the importance of partnership with the private sector, noting that digital development and building a digital Egypt and the new smart republic requires concerted and integrated efforts between the government, the private sector and civil society.
Engineer Ghada Labib said that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology seeks to achieve a comprehensive vision to reach a safe, productive and sustainable interactive society, which has been demonstrated in many projects, foremost of which is the national project for the development of Egyptian villages, “A Decent Life”.
The Deputy Minister of Communications explained that the ministry’s work is diverse and serves all sectors and citizens by providing technological infrastructure, digital transformation and digital institutional development for government institutions and public services, as well as digital education and developing and building digital capabilities for workers in the state’s administrative apparatus and citizens from various groups of society.
Engineer Ghada Labib added that with the increase in cybercrime, the importance of the ministry’s societal role in educating citizens to prevent such crimes has increased, noting that the ministry is working to eradicate digital illiteracy for citizens of various groups through cooperation with ministries, governorates, public agencies, the private sector and civil society institutions. In implementation of the commitment contained in Article 25 of the Constitution, which provides for the eradication of digital illiteracy.
The Deputy Minister of Communications explained that institutional development is concerned with preparing institutions and their employees for digital transformation work in ministries, governorates and public bodies, and ensuring that these works are absorbed and ensuring their sustainability, as happened in the implementation of the digital system for the national comprehensive health insurance project.
And she continued, the ministry follows a hierarchical methodology in building the digital capabilities of citizens, from digital literacy to specialized training and technological innovation, as the ministry is currently expanding in technology schools through We Schools, Misr University for Informatics, and many initiatives such as the Our Digital Future initiative, the Digital Cubs of Egypt initiative, and the Egypt Builders initiative. digital and others.
And the Deputy Minister of Communications praised the availability of a strong political will since President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi took over to expand the digitization of all services and transactions to reach the new smart republic through cooperation between all state institutions, as happened, for example, but not limited to, the government data exchange and integration system (GG) and the information infrastructure system and variables. Spatial, Egypt Digital Justice Project, Al-Falah Card Project, and others.
She indicated that digitization is not a goal in itself, but rather a tool to reach the efficiency and effectiveness of institutions and the administrative apparatus in the country, as the ministry works in cooperation with local and international telecommunications and information technology companies and civil society institutions to develop digital skills and qualify for digital jobs for all citizens.
She also referred to the project of implementing the tablet system in schools and its significant impact on the digital empowerment of students in the governorates, noting the important progress achieved in the remote litigation file, and the good utilization of state resources and the general budget provided by digitization, however, the completion of all procedures digitally requires digital awareness for those in charge. On the various systems and projects, which the ministry is already implementing.
Eng. Ghada Labib pointed out that communications and information technology have become necessary and vital in the citizen’s life, such as electricity, water and gas services, praising the decisions to establish the National Council for Payments, the Supreme Council for Digital Society and the Supreme Council for Cybersecurity, and the development of information systems units and digital transformation in ministries, governorates, public bodies and others as milestone decisions. In achieving the country’s development and digital strategy.
For his part, Hassanein Tawfiq, head of the committee, said that the meeting comes within the framework of the interest of the Egyptian Businessmen Association and its keenness to communicate with the government at the level of all sectors of the state, noting that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is one of the active and supportive ministries for all economic sectors in Egypt.
Tawfiq pointed out the importance of the digital transformation of the productive sector during the next stage, which will reflect positively on all economic and social sectors, especially the agricultural and industrial sectors.