City Mayor calls on Telecommunications Minister

His Worship, Mayor Ubraj Narine and a contingent from the Mayor and City Council met with Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes on Wednesday 14 August to discuss broad areas of collaboration.

Floyd Levi, Head of the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) which encompasses Network Management and the eGovernment Unit, participated in the discussions about a range of issues including computerizing City Hall’s operations, establishing internet hotspots around the city, and providing assistance for the City Constabulary to participate in the Citizen Security Strengthening Programme.

The Safe City, Smart City initiative is a component of the National Broadband Expansion Project that is being executed under the auspices of the Public Telecommunications Ministry. The Citizenship Strengthening and Security Programme comes under the portfolio of the Public Security Ministry.

ICT technicians and Engineers at the M&CC and the NDMA have already begun preliminary works on the M&CC projects.