NITA to host maiden ICT stakeholders forum

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) in pursuant to its mandate to regulate and ensure the provision of quality of Information Communication Technology (ICT), will hold an ICT forum under the theme “The New NITA"...


The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) in pursuant to its mandate to regulate and ensure the provision of quality of Information Communication Technology (ICT), will hold an ICT forum under the theme “The New NITA".

The forum, scheduled to take place in Accra on Monday, 15 April 2019, is to serve as a gathering for all stakeholders, especially those in the ICT industry and NITA’s development partners to deliberate on matters of common interest that relate to the industry.

NITA, under the Electronic Transaction Act (772) Section88 (1), is mandated to establish an Industry Forum, which shall be a platform to bring industry players together from time to time to discuss issues of common interest that relate to the Industry.

The forum 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.

Activities to mark the forum include the following: ‘Updates on Changes and Re-engineering of National Information Technology Agency, Short Presentations (Government Digitisation Efforts: The role of Industry Players); Stakeholder Discussion on NITA Regulations, Inspection, Compliance, and how to Structure Industry Groupings.’

Among the key objectives of the forum are: to create a platform for National Information Technology Agency(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; serve as a medium for National Information Technology Agency (NITA) to disseminate information to the stakeholders and general public concerning the progress of ICT initiatives; engage Government Chief Information Officers, Business Executives and Private Sector on Technology issues with respect to their needs; have a stakeholder’s consultation on proposed Regulations; and to seek to establish grounds for the private sector to set up associations to be recognised by NITA as mandated by law.

NITA is hoping to make such a forum a permanent one that would be held every year so that it will afford Ghanaians the opportunity to know what is going on in the ICT industry and what the government is intending to do to achieve its objective as far as ICT is a concerned.

Source:Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM



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