Maseru, June 22,2020--E-Parliament training arranged by Information and Communications Technology (ICT) department under the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology (MCST) is expected to end on Thursday (May, 25 2020).
The training aimed at familiarising Parliamentarians to virtual conferences and promote digitalisation of Parliamentary processes has seen members partaking in it since June 16, 2030.
According to Director ICT, Mr. Khiba Masiu, the training has attained its goals thus ensured that Parliamentarians are fully introduced to the new world of technology in the 21st century.
He added that while they are expecting yet another batch of ten (10) trainees today, Monday the last team will come on Thursday. These trainings are held at ICT video conferencing facility based in Maseru.
One of the participants, Mr. Kimetso Mathaba expressed gratitude for being part of the said training especially at this crucial time when the world is faced with COVID-19 requiring that people observe social distancing thus opt to technology as a means of communication.
He implied that the training will help in reducing paper work at the house adding going digital will also help them interact and share skills with their counterparts in the region.
The trainings come after the Honourable Minister in charge of MCST Chief Thesele Maseribane delivered a statement in the National Assembly last week, where he informed the house MCST will give away iPad’s to members for the purposes of ensuring success of the training.
ICT is a department under the MCST. It has an obligation to uphold use of modern technology in the 21st century for growth and development of the country.