During the cabinet meeting of May 28, Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute instructed the government to prioritize remote services by limiting users’ physical access to institutions.
"The time has come to make the dematerialization of procedures effective by publishing the documents requested by users on the sites of ministries and other platforms,” he said.
Some ministerial departments have already embarked on this path. An example is the Ministry of Finance where public officials can now download their payslips online.
Solidarity and discipline
Inspired by the president of the republic’s address to the nation on May 19, Joseph Dion Ngute dwelt on the solidarity that must prevail in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. "The deployment of the specialized teams of the Ministry of Public Health must be done with all the professionalism required while avoiding offending the sensibilities of families already scarred," he recommended.
He also stressed the importance of "individual and collective discipline" in the fight against the pandemic. "The government and its agents must set an example and encourage exemplary behaviour," he asserted.
He also informed that the government has been strengthening the mobilization around the fight by involving the various social actors (political parties, trade unions, private sector, associations, clergy ...).
"I recently held consultations with representatives of these different actors. I intend to pursue this approach," the Prime Minister said.