Towards a Participatory e - Governance Implementation Delivery in Rivers State Nigeria: Challenges and Benefits  
  Authors : Abasiama G. Akpan; Shedrack Mmeah; Barida Baah

 

This study focused on e - Governance Implementation delivery in Rivers State Nigeria. In this way, the exploitation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in applications in Public administration has enhanced the delivery of public services to citizens and clients not only by improving the process and management of government, but also by redefining the traditional concepts of citizenship. The study found that there are certain challenges that hinder the adoption and effective implementation of e-governance that would have engendered qualitative Public service delivery in Rivers State Nigeria. We collected data from both primary and secondary sources, to elicit information from stakeholders in the research area. The research unravel that the challenges facing the deployment of e-governance in Rivers State were incessant power failure, communication infrastructure deficit and low IT professional manpower. The survey also revealed that the use of egovernance would bring improved efficiency in government operations without necessarily increasing the cost of state governance. It would strengthen democratic principles and ideologies which in turn brings good governance to the people.

 

Published In : IJCAT Journal Volume 5, Issue 9

Date of Publication : September 2018

Pages : 119-124

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Publication Link :Towards a Participatory e - Governance Implementation Delivery in Rivers State Nigeria: Challenges and Benefits

 

 

 

Abasiama G. Akpan : Department of Computer Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki - Nigeria.

Shedrack Mmeah : Department of Computer Science, Ken Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori , Rivers State - Nigeria.

Barida Baah : Department of Computer Science, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki - Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICT, e-governance, Internet, digital divide, service delivery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The study has shown that the most difficult challenges facing the deployment of e-governance in Rivers State were: lack of steady power supply, poor communication infrastructure and high cost of computer and internet equipments. The survey has also revealed that the use of egovernance would bring improved efficiency in government operations without necessarily increasing the cost of state administration. E-governance will induce accountability and prudence in the management of public fund. There will be easy access to information and government services, greater access to the people's representatives, and greater participation of the people in the governance processes and hence e - governance strengthens democratic principles and ideologies. These are the real features of good governance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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