"It is said that, 'Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Bahamians are ushering in a new era of change for The Bahamas through digital transformation. Together, we are building the foundation for a country in which Bahamians have the opportunity to thrive as citizens, living in a country within which they can realize their full potential."
Elise D. Delancy (Miss)
MyGateway is part of the Government of The Bahamas’ digital transformation initiative to provide more efficient and effective government services and create a path of sustainable economic development for Bahamians.
The Digital Transformation Unit (DTU) has been mandated to carry out the Government’s IT transformation through a project called the Government Digital Transformation to Strengthen Competitiveness project. This project will provide 200 government services on a centralized online portal over 5 years increasing the accessibility and convenience of requesting and receiving government services. Under the parameters of the project, DTU must also oversee the creation and implementation of a national IT strategy, and an IT blueprint; the creation of a national Cybersecurity Incident Response Team (CIRT); and the improvement of transparency in government.
The goal of this groundbreaking project is to foster the competitiveness of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas by reducing the costs of conducting business with the Government.
Specific objectives of the project are:
The Government intends to reach its overarching goal of increasing The Bahamas’ competitiveness by implementing key guiding principles throughout the project.
The Government Digital Transformation to Strengthen Competitiveness project is managed by the Digital Transformation Unit, a unit within the Department of Transformation and Digitization, Office of the Prime Minister. The Executive Sponsor is Elise Delancy, Permanent Secretary, Department of Transformation and Digitization, who has oversight responsibility for the Digital Transformation Unit. The project execution team collaborates with local private sector entities as well as international organizations to contextualise and implement global best practices.