The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) is set to hold an ICT forum for all stakeholders in the ICT industry and the Agency development partners, to deliberate on matters of common interest that relate to the industry.
The forum scheduled to take place at Alisa Hotel in Accra on Monday, April 15, is expected to bring over 500 stakeholders together to take a cursory look at the ICT Industry in the perspective of the government vision to make Ghana an ICT hub in West Africa.
The forum under the theme “The New NITA", is in pursuant of NITA’s mandate to regulate the provision of Information Communications Technology (ICT).
In a press release, the agency revealed its intention to also ensure the provision of quality ICT and promote standards of efficiency.
Some of the activities include updates on changes and re-engineering of NITA, short presentations on Government Digitization 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;
1. To create a platform for the 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.
2. To serve as a medium for the National Information Technology Agency(NITA) to disseminate information to the stakeholders and the general public concerning the progress of ICT initiatives.
3. To engage Government Chief Information Officers, Business Executives and Private Sector on Technology issues with respect to their needs, To have a stakeholder’s consultation on proposed Regulations.
4. To Seek to establish grounds for the private sector to set up Associations to be recognized by NITA as mandated by law.
NITA hopes to make such forum permanent, the statement read.
The agency through the forum will update Ghanaians on what is going on in the ICT industry and what the government intends doing to achieve its objective as far as ICT is a concern.
“The National Information Technology Agency is hoping to make such forum 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 doing to achieve its objective as far as ICT is a concern,” the release stated.
Have your say
More Technology Headlines
- How to install an Android app you can’t find in the Play Store
- Facebook may let you turn off obnoxious in-app notification badges
- How to post to multiple social networks
- Mobile industry records over 2,000 fibre cuts in H1 2019
- Huawei announces three new phones amid continued uncertainty
- Apple recalls older 15-inch MacBook Pros because the batteries could catch fire
- Companies without data protection certificates risk losing license
- Inlaks to launch “thehatch” Innovation Lab with a Hackathon
- Homemade plane built by South African teens makes historic flight
- Facebook unveils plans for its own cryptocurrency
- Huawei smartphone sales hit amid US curbs
- Huawei delays launch of foldable Mate X, blames Samsung not Trump
- 2 KNUST female students convert old playing device into diagnostic equipment
- Instagram will leave deepfake video of Mark Zuckerberg
- Samsung patent shows rollable phone displays