January 30, 2019
(JUBA) – The central bank of South Sudan has launched a new website. In his opening remarks at a function to launch the online portal, Hon. Albino Dak first deputy Governor said, “The launching represents a major upgrade of the information management of the bank of South Sudan.” Hon. Albino expounded six rationales behind the launching of the new website, saying it is cost effective, accessible, convenient, credible, and is aimed at marketing the institution, and to become a professional institution, amongst others.
Explaining the role of the revamped website, the Central Bank Governor said “It is an indispensable tool and instrument to facilitate all bank processes. The online portal will serve as a platform for interacting with the public. Therefore team work is what the website requires to make it dynamic and fully functional.” The Governor then urged the government to support the bank to achieve its mandate, in order to satisfy it stakeholders. He made another appeal to development partners to extend support the institution. Finally he thanked the consultant Dr. Hagos Baraki for his immense contribution to this institution, not forgetting the website committee for the job well done.
Labour Minister James Hoth Mai commended the institution for the job well done in the launching of the website. The government, the minister said, is working to revamp its website to enable them get feedback.
South Sudan’s minister of information, Michael Makuei congratulated the bank’s management for having led the reform agenda of the government.“Congratulations for trusting our own abilities to come up with the website, he said.” “To come up with a website is not a simple task, we look for consultants, but we have them here.” “We will follow suit he said. This means that you will not have to come here to seek information, but just go directly to the website to access information you are looking for”.
“It is important for everybody to know his or her duties to avoid crumbling, the minister stressed. The website must be updated to avoid becoming obsolete. Once again congratulations for the job well done as we work hard to re-launch government website to catch up with the world in terms of technology.”
On the website launch today, I want to assure you, he said that it is going to enable the sharing of information and will assist to dustbin incorrect messages. This will also contain leakages. “Thank you very much he concluded.”
The Vice President Dr. James Wani Igga, who was the guest of honour extended President Gen. Salva Kiir’s greetings and new year’s wishes to bank and the invited guests. “Allow me first to sincerely congratulate our Governor of central bank of South Sudan for a good start. It is always the good beginning that makes a successful ending.” The VP said.
This occasion marks an introduction of new administrative tools into the institution, which is an integral part of the revitalized peace agreement congratulation for this magnificent achievement.
Having a website is essential as it enables your institution to move from traditional operation to e-government operations. The website will definitely expose your institution to everybody in the country and international bodies interested in using your statistical data.
Among other things development partners like IMF and WB are most likely to cooperate with BSS authority. Statistical information will be readily available in the website for those who are interested to use. Hence you have introduced transparency and accountability.
(South Sudan NEWS PORTAL)