MESSAGE FROM H.E. THE PRIME MINISTER TAUR MATAN RUAK FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OF TIC TIMOR, I.P.

 

The world is constantly changing and the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have assumed great importance in people's lives, and are reflected in all aspects of society, from communication and leisure to learning, teaching and working. Therefore, it is necessary to create access conditions to information and communication technologies so that citizens may have access to knowledge quickly and effectively, promoting equality and digital citizenship in favour of socio-economic development, welfare and quality of life for the Timorese.

 

The Information and Communication Technology Agency - TIC TIMOR I.P. plays a central role, whose mission is to implement the approved policy and strategy on information and communication technologies and manage the IT network of the Government and other public entities.

 

Therefore, e-Government emerges as an expression of this change, since among its objectives is the improvement of public services and processes of a public administration with less red tape, through mechanisms that ensure efficiency, transparency and greater data security, changing how the Government interacts with citizens, companies, organisations and national and international development partners.

 

I take this opportunity to congratulate TIC TIMOR which today, August 29th, 2022, celebrates 5 years since its establishment. It is a good time to recall the steps taken and achieved in this journey, think about new paths and glimpse new horizons for the future, promote the universalisation of access to Information and Communication Technologies, improving day by day public management, especially regarding the quick and permanent access of citizens to government information and services through e-Government.

 

Congratulations on the 5th Anniversary of TIC TIMOR!

May God bless you and your work!

 

Dili, August 26th, 2022

 

 

 

Taur Matan Ruak

Prime Minister