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David Gyewu Ag Director General, National Information Technology Agency

NITA to host maiden ICT stakeholders’ forum

THE NATIONAL Information Technology Agency (NITA) is organising a forum at Alisa Hotel in Accra on Monday, April 15, 2019, to serve as a gathering for all stakeholders in the ICT industry and related agency development partners to deliberate on matters of common interest to the industry.

The activities in the forum include updates on changes and re-engineering of the National Information Technology Agency, short presentations (such as ‘Government digitization efforts: the role of industry players); NITA regulations, inspection, compliance; and how to structure industry groupings.

The forum on the theme ‘The New NITA’ is expected to bring over 500 stakeholders together to have a cursory look at the ICT industry in the perspective of the government’s vision to make Ghana an ICT hub in West Africa through NITA and related institutions.

Among the key objectives of the forum are creating a platform for NITA to engage with chief information officers and private partners to keep them abreast of the directions and plans of the government in the area of ICT; and serving as a medium for NITA to disseminate information to the stakeholders and the general public concerning the progress of ICT initiatives.

Others are engaging government chief information officers, business executives and the private sector on technology issues with respect to their needs; having a stakeholders’ consultation on proposed regulations; and seeking to establish grounds for the private sector to set up associations to be recognised by NITA as mandated by law.

The NITA is hoping to make such forum a permanent practice that would be held every year and afford Ghanaians the opportunity to know what is going on in the ICT industry and what the government intends doing to achieve its objective as far as ICT is concerned.

NITA, pursuant to the Electronic Transaction Act(772) Section 88(1) and 88(7), is mandated to establish an industry forum which shall be a platform to bring the industry players together from time to time to discuss issues of common interest to the industry.

 

Source: Ghana/dailyheritage.com.gh/April 12, 20`9

 

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