Article written by Harrison Alechenu Akoh, special Prize of the jury at the PIWA "Information Societies" Prize 2008.
An article about the need to automate the Nigerian electoral process.
The competition in the arena of the evolving information communication technology is highly pitching now with Liberia three of the four of Liberia’s GSM phone companies bringing internet on the mobile phone in the country.
With the advent of ‘the information revolution,’ the importance and impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is being felt in all sectors of modern societies. From sports to business, politics or otherwise, ICT has increasingly added value to the quality of human life in today’s ‘information age’ in Africa and beyond.
Students, Pupils in Mobile Phone Frenzy : The ever dwindling prices of cell phones are adversely affecting school activities.
With the advent of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Liberia, and with the introduction of the internet component of ICTs in the second half of the last decade, the uses and powers of ICTs have quickly caught on with access to the technology having grown vastly over in the country over this period.
For democratic governance, ICTs have the potential to empower previously disadvantaged constituencies like low-income women, ethnic minorities, the youth and the physically challenged.
How to achieve improved governance is a major challenge to a greater percentage of countries in Africa. The problem is not for lack of polices to change the situation but largely the failure of leadership in the continent.
ICTs have become powerful tools that support development strategies and the establishment of efficient and effective governance systems.
Nigeria’s 2007 national elections were marred with irregularities despite the huge amount spent on ICT to facilitate an error free democratic process. SEGUN ORUAME writes on why technology failed to make any appreciable impact.