The Lands and Surveys Department and the Barbados Licensing Authority are
next in line to be upgraded under Government’s Public Sector Modernization Programme during the new financial year.
Minister in the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology, Senator
Kay McConney, made this disclosure on Monday on the heels of the official launch of the
online Police Certificate of Character in the Prince Cave Hall at the District “A” Police
She noted that those two departments were among seven key agencies identified
as “first movers” to receive priority funding under the four-year Inter-American
Development Bank programme, designed to modernize the public service.
“We would like for that to end by the end of the next financial year, which would
be April 2021,” she said.
The Minister added that there was still a bit of digitization and modernization to be
done across government, but noted that they were taking “small steps” before making
“But as we are taking those smaller steps, we are bringing along as many of those
workers as we can until we have the capacity to be able to accommodate more,” she
added, noting that more persons would be engaged as the project rolled out.
Senator McConney also stated that they were in the process of building out a
record centre for government, which will also have a Scanning Bureau.
“Unless you have a facility that can accommodate that number of people, you will
continue to have to be doing those small steps, and so we are putting ourselves in a
better position to be able to engage in your process,” she pointed out. (BGIS)