PRIME MINISTER MITCHELL ENDORSES 21ST CENTURY GOVERNMENT
CTU PRESS RELEASE
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (5th January 2018) – Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell will travel on Tuesday 16th January to attend the 21st Century Government Summit and Symposium, at the St. James Club, Antigua and Barbuda.
This event is organized by the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), in collaboration with the Caribbean Centre for Development Administration (CARICAD).
Prime Minister Mitchell who holds responsibility for science and technology in the CARICOM, has expressed his full support for and endorsed the establishment of 21st Century Government. He noted that “21st Century Government is the vehicle which will drive the development of the Single ICT Space.” He urged his fellow Caribbean leaders to make ICT the bedrock on which the future of Caribbean societies are built, and to become early adopters of technology, which will ensure competitivity at the global level.
The first activity, a Summit of Prime Ministers, scheduled for 16th January 2018, will explain the principles of 21st Century Government, and propose a plan which will lead to government transformation. A three-day Symposium, designed to prepare public sector practitioners for the work that has to be done to establish 21st Century Governments, will follow the Summit from 17th to 19th January.
Other regional Prime Ministers, ICT and Public Administration Ministers along with their permanent secretaries and technocrats; ICT Network and Operators and Regulators, international development agencies and the business community are expected to attend.
Interested persons can register at: https://ctuevents.events.idloom.com/Towards-21stCentury-Government
For more information, please visit the CTU Website at: http://www.ctu.int
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The Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) is an inter-governmental organisation dedicated to supporting the development of the Caribbean information and communications technologies (ICT) sector. The CTU also promotes coordination of ICT at the regional level, identifies and removes roadblocks to ICT development, keeps track of industry progress and responds to the needs of the ICT sector, all with the aim of creating a cohesive regional approach to an ICT agenda which embraces the needs of all stakeholders. The CTU is committed to ICT development that reaches the citizens of the region, creating affordable access to ICT and helping citizens to use ICT effectively to transform their lives.
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Caribbean Telecommunications Union
Tel: 1-868-628-0281, ext. 246