House of Representatives and TAG sign MOU for Smart ApplicationsDate:2017-12-31 09:15:34
Special to TAG-IT News Agency
AMMAN - Jordan House of Representatives and Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the provision of various professional and training courses by TAG -Org to the staff of the House.
The MoU was signed by Speaker of the House HE Atef Tarawneh and Chairman of TAG-Org HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, at the headquarters of the Lower House, in the presence of the first and second deputy Speakers HE Khamis Ateyeh and HE Suleiman Al Zeben, Speaker Assistant Mr. Mahmoud Adwan, and the House Secretary General Mr. Firas Adwan.
Signing the Memorandum is in line with the House’s objective towards developing its services and enhancing its activities in the field of Information Technology and training, in addition to being consistent with its goals to transform into a digital and knowledge-based institution.
Tarawnheh expressed his gratitude to TAG-Org describing it as an Arab and Jordanian landmark and affirming the House’s satisfaction at this partnership, noting that it has made much progress in its transformation into a Digital Parliament.
“We are in dire need to provide our staff with the appropriate training, knowledge and technology to cope with” and “meet the requirements of the digital and knowledge age, particularly in view of the active membership of the House in Arab, regional and international parliamentary federations and organizations not to mention its active role in the parliamentary diplomacy,” Tarawneh said.
For his part, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stated that the Organization has already started implementing a similar agreement with the Upper House, the Senate, adding, “We, at TAG-Org, are honored to implement the same agreement with the House of Representatives and put the Organization’s resources at the service of this important legislative institution.”
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh underlined TAG-Org’s eagerness to serve national institutions in accordance with the vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein in keeping abreast with technological and knowledge development, noting that the Organization will provide its services to the House in the fields of ICT consulting and training and administrative services.
Moreover, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh expressed his happiness at the level achieved by the Council of Representatives in its endeavor to transform into a digital-based entity.
According to the Memorandum, special training on Internet use and computer programs will be provided to the parliamentarians and staff of the House, in addition to the provision of digital learning programs and courses in various fields at the headquarters of the House as well as at TAG-Org’s training facilities.
In addition, TAG-Org will offer a media plan outlining the methods of communication with the local community using both traditional and digital methods, the establishment of a knowledge center at the Lower House to be equipped with 25 laptops available for the Council staff's use and training, as well as preparing the House’s Organizational Structure in terms of digital transformation.