Providing E-Governance Services To Technologically Challenged Grassroots Environments
Okoronkwo M. C1, Monica N. Agul2
1Okoronkwo M. C., Department of Computer Science, Univerisity of Nigeria, Nsukka Nigeria.
2Monica N. Agu, Department of Computer Science, Univerisity of Nigeria, Nsukka Nigeria.
Manuscript received on February 04, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on February 26, 2013. | Manuscript published on March 05, 2013. | PP: 107-111 | Volume-3 Issue-1, March 2013. | Retrieval Number: A1308033113/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Today a number of government services in developing countries are online. In majority they are merely showcasing more of their assigned responsibilities and in a few cases the endpoint reports of achievements, and providing a feedback link that is rarely attended to. Even in cases where citizens could be involved and benefit from government wide information services, the infrastructure is either not available or is prohibitively costly, thereby inhibiting their engagement and transactions. But technologies abound that could be harnessed to cheaply bring governance services nearer to citizens so that the self-serving government activities may be transformed to egovernance service platform. This paper proposes a framework for harnessing the potentials of current developments in mobile and cloud computing technologies to provide e-governance services to technologically disadvantaged grassroots environments. Firstly, it proposes enablers that would help the citizens to participate in governance and democratic activities by accessing and contributing to it, using tools already available and familiar to them. Secondly, it seeks to galvanise researches into the potentials of emerging technologies; mobile government and cloud computing, which can be use to adapt e-governance for societal transformations.
Keywords: E-governance, M-government, Cloud-computing, Success, Acceptance and Challenges.