Virtual Office Solution For Public Workers

President Nana Akudo

PRESIDENT NANA Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in an effort to ensure government continuity and to provide a safe working environment for public servants during the COVID-19 pandemic, has introduced the Government Virtual Work space by all public sector workers.

his second address to the nation on measures to curb
the spread of the COVID 19 pandemic, the President directed the Ministry
of Communications to implement a digital solution to ensure uninterrupted
government business. The National Information Technology Agency has accordingly
put together a comprehensive solution to enable all Public Sector workers
(ministries, departments and agencies) stay at home and work remotely,
observing all the safety protocols of social distancing while working remotely
from home. This will also ensure reliable and effective connectivity.

The solution
provides secured access to all applications and is required to work
effectively. This includes secured
business-class e-mail services, access to Microsoft office applications,
document management, Instant Messaging (IM), video
conferencing, calendar management, file storage and IT management. Connectivity can be
anywhere, anytime through a PC or tablet.

Public sector workers will therefore be encouraged to have meetings
and collaborations through audio
conferencing, allow
Toll Free numbers while sharing
information with colleagues
for smooth operation on
government services.

Ministry of Communications, as directed by the President, was ready to ensure government
functions in all crisis situations such as the current pandemic.

Thus, people can work remotely to curb the spread of the virus and also ensure productivity even in self-quarantine mode if required.

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