Re-Opening of Front Entrance, Commissioning of the New Elevator and Commemoration of the 38th Anniversary of eGov Jamaica Limited

In Photo (left to right): Ms. Sophia Williams, Director, Finance, Planning and Enterprise Procurement, Mrs. Anika Shuttleworth, Chief Executive Officer (Acting), Mrs. Fern Townsend, Department Head, Administration, and Mr. Edward Samuda, Director, Human Resource Management & Administration.

On the afternoon of April 30, 2024, the Management and Staff of eGov Jamaica Limited (eGovJa) gathered to participate in a ceremony to observe the re-opening of front entrance of the building, which had been closed since March 2023 to facilitate construction associated with the installation of an elevator. This project had its origins in the passage of The Disabilities Act in October 2014. Section 36 (2) of the Act requires, in part, that: “…the owner or an agent of an existing public or commercial premises shall make alterations thereto, which will cause the premises to be readily accessible and usable by a person with a disability…” Phase 1 of our efforts to be compliant with the Act saw the construction of a wheelchair ramp, with railings, to facilitate ease of access to the front entrance of Building 1.

Phase 2, which was recently completed, saw new construction and building modifications to facilitate the installation of a commercial elevator to provide access to the 1st floor for persons in wheelchairs. Additionally, a new restroom which facilitates wheelchair access was constructed on the 1st floor. As such, employees also gathered on April 30th to witness the commissioning of the new elevator and experience taking a ride. Thirdly, and by no means last, employees gathered to commemorate the 38th Anniversary of eGov Jamaica Limited, which commenced operations in April 1986 as Fiscal Services (EDP) Limited.

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