In order to take full advantage of the Coral Sea Cable launch, the Solomon Islands Government through SIG-ICT Services embarked on a major initiative that was the creation of a bold, state-of-the-art Main Government (SIG) website and Mobile App Portal.
A Webmedia South Pacific team comprised of Steve Reid, Muhammad Mohsin Akram, Susan Yee and Nathan Powell were in-country for two months and collaborated with SIG-ICT Services on the project. This included holding multiple workshops with government media officers and more than 100 visits to various offices to collaborate and collect data.
The impressive website is a combination of ‘General Information’ on all Ministries, Departments, SOEs, Provinces, International Support Agencies and other relevant organisations that serve as intimate stakeholders to the greater Solomon Islands community.
Secondly, it ‘critically’ serves as a first-level ‘HelpDesk’ for visitors who are seeking essential details and assistance on many of the most sought after government services and additional support. HelpDesk examples include how to renew a driver’s license, important information pertaining starting up and registering a business, critical health services access, etc.
On March 2nd, the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare, officially launched both the digital platforms that we developed, wrote and project managed. As a result, this placed SIG on the web and ultimately helped the Solomon Islands become more visible to the world.