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Kuwait: Professional Emails

With technology effecting every facet of life, Arab governments are slowly waking up to the concept of e-services. Kuwaiti blogger Lamia The Dreamer (Ar) detects a glitch in the system and broadcasts it to the world in this post.

Kuwaiti Newspaper Clipping by Kuwaiti blogger Lamia The Dreamer
Photo credit: Lamia

According to Lamia The Dreamer:

باعتقادي أن جميع وزارات الدولة ومؤسساتها لديها مواقع الكترونية “ويب سايتس” رسمية وخاصة بها, بالإضافة لخادم الرسائل “أكسجينج سيرفر” والمختص باصدار بريد الكتروني “إيميل” لكل مستخدم, أو على الأقل للمدراء والمراقبين, وهناك ميزانية مخصصة لهذا الشيء, وكم هائل من “الشحوط وهي جمع شحط”, والذين تقع عليهم مسؤلية هذا العمل وهم الذين يطلق عليهم لقب “بي سي سابورت ستاف”, ومن المفترض بأن أي مراسلات “رسمية” مع الوزارات أن تكون أيضا “بصفة رسمية” وعبر “قنوات رسمية”, فما الذي حصل؟
I believe that all government ministries and agencies have official websites, in addition to an email exchange server, which should provide email addresses for every user, or at least for managers and superintendents. There is a budget for this and a large number of PC support staff are responsible for this. It is expected that all ‘official’ correspondence from ministries should be conducted in an “official manner”, using “official avenues”, but what is really happening?
الخبراء والاستشاريون وعلماء الذرة بوزارة الكهرباء والماء والترشيد والتنفيع ومن حبنا لها, تفتقت أذهانهم عن إختراع جديد هو إيميل للإقتراحات والشكاوي, وهذا الإيميل يتبع مكتب الوزير
The experts and consultants and nuclear physicists at the Ministry of Electricity, Water and Conservation and other services have come up with a new innovation and that is an email for customers to send in their complaints and suggestions. This email is part of the Minister's Office.
جميل جدا … ولكن ألم يكن من الأفضل لعلماء وزارة طف الليت شب الليت, أن ينشئوا بريدا الكترونيا رسميا, بدل إنشاء بريد مجاني من موقع الياهو ؟

هل هو نوع من الترشيد “للإكسجينج سيرفر” بالوزارة؟

This is all great.. but wouldn't it have been better for the scientists at the ministry of switch on the light and turn off the light to set up an official email instead of a free one on Yahoo? Is it part of the ministry's efforts at conservation for its exchange server?

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