Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Local Government Administration: The Case of Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State

Publication Year:
2009
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https://digitalcommons.unl.edu/libphilprac/286
Author(s):
Ogbomo, Monday Obaidjevwe
Tags:
Library and Information Science; Social and Behavioral Sciences
article description
The use of ICT in government has set the stage for greater transparency and the possibility for greater citizen participation. ICTs such as Internet, GSM system, computer, and online tools for effective information and communication service delivery should be made available in the local government area. This study surveyed a sample of 200 respondent of Akwukwu-Igbo and Ibusa in Oshimili North local government area. The results of the study confirm previous findings about e-government and the role of ICT in development. Those surveyed pointed out problems of ICT in local government, including power supply, illiteracy/ICTs illiteracy, lack of ICT skills, the high cost of ICTs, and lack of facilities such as cybercaf├ęs.