Dr. Daniel Adrian Stevens, previously a drop out from Sierra Leone, and later educated in the United Kingdom with a First Class in Software Engineering yesterday, through the Office of the Diaspora, gave effective training in ICT to enhance the skills of staff for effective service delivery to Members of Parliament cognizant of their ICT needs.
In his presentation Dr. Stevens gave a brief background about his education as captured above, and told staff that the purpose of the lecture was to provide knowledge about the fibre optic, preparations before its take off, its needs and status in Sierra Leone, benefits of underground installation as against overhead and its benefits to Sierra Leone’s Parliament in terms of legislation and decision making.
He described the fibre optic as a cable used to transmit data or voice without little or no interference to distant places.
He said “underground trenching is preferable to overhead cable installation, a short term measure that will not last after 50 years, and will seriously impinge on our development as a nation that is currently development driven and focused.”
The Clerk of Parliament, Mr. Ibrahim Sesay thanked UNDP for facilitating such a laudable initiative for knowledge sharing, and the Office of the Diasporas for such a timely gesture and staff present to take advantage of the training meant to capacitate their ICT skills.
He ended saying, President Ernest Bai Koroma did not make any mistake in creating the Office of Diaspora with a view to harnessing their contributions for sustainable national cohesion and development.
By Poindexter Sama