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Representatives of public and private services are called upon to take ownership of the use of video conferencing tools


Dec 13, 2021

GITEGA December 13th (ABP) – The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communication, Information Technologies and Media, Mr. Anicet Niyonkuru, calls on representatives of pilot ministries in the use of video-conferencing tools, to take ownership of remote communication technology and relaying the techniques of using video-conferences within public and private sector services to perpetuate those achievements.

He made that appeal on Friday, December 10, 2021, at the end of the training work for users of video-conference equipment, organized by the Ministry in charge of Communication, in partnership with the UNDP as part of the support project for the continuity of administration services regarding Covid-19. The training was held in Gitega from December 8 to 10, 2021, for the representatives of certain ministries.

Mr. Niyonkuru underlined the relevance of video-conferences at this time when the physical presence in national and international meetings held at a distance, comes up against the constraints of the barrier measures of the Covid-19 pandemic which has hit the world.

It is with a view to responding against the Covid-19 pandemic, which has reduced the participation of the number of people in meetings that are held at a distance, that the ministry in charge of ICT in collaboration with the UNDP, has set up the Support Project for the Continuity of the Administration Service.

He then invited the representatives of the 7 pilot ministries, namely the ministry in charge of ICT, Education, Finance, Interior, Foreign Affairs and Health, to popularize the achievements of training within their institutions, other ministries and private services.

He also recommended supporting the use of teleconferencing tools for the sustainability of learning.

He was delighted with the mastery of the use of remote communication tools by the training participants. He was also delighted with the creativity of the participants who agreed to call the video conferencing solution in the national language “Imbonankubone”.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry in charge of ICTs also appreciated the rapid evolution of the use of teleconferences in the public sector services, noting that the ICT ministry is making efforts to ensure a broad sensitization from the top to the commune, on the ownership of the use of video-conference tools.

As for the availability of those tools, Mr. Niyonkuru indicated that in addition to the ordinary tools that most workers have, the ministry in charge of ICTs in partnership with the UNDP, is installing sophisticated devices in the framework of that great online innovation which aims for more performance.