Dr. Nortey is IT Personality of the Year 2017

Executive Chairman of GCNet, Dr. Nortey Omaboe

The Executive Chairman of Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet), Dr. Nortey Omaboe, has been recognised for his contribution to technology enhancement in the country.  At the 2018 edition of the Ghana Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards – GITTA – Dr. Nortey Omaboe was adjudged IT Personality of the Year in the individual category.

Dr. Omaboe’s contribution to the technology space in the country has among others resulted in transformation of business processes to boost competitiveness and make Ghana the preferred trading hub.

This recognition comes barely two months after he was awarded as Best ICT and Trade Facilitation Chief Executive Officer at the 8th Ghana Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards held in Accra.

The GITTA event recognises innovation and excellence in Ghana’s ICT sector while celebrating groundbreaking milestones in the telecom sector. The platform has become the ICT sector’s most prized honours event, having evolved over the years and extended its reach to include businesses which have taken efforts to innovate their processes through the adoption of technology.

Organised by Instinct Wave, this year’s edition – which is the 8th, was on the theme ‘Celebrating Excellence in ICT Deployment’. Commenting on the award, Dr. Omaboe said the award is a recognition of the hard work, innovation and dedication to the development and deployment of critical e-solutions that have transformed business processes in the public sector and beyond. This, he explained, has positively impacted revenue collection for national development and individual livelihood enhancement.

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‘I applaud the rich human capital of seasoned professionals whose consistent support and partnership over the years has ensured realisation of the vision to be the leading e-solutions provider to governments not only in Ghana but in Africa,” Dr. Omaboe noted

According to him, GCNet is poised to continue championing and offering e-applications that are robust and user-friendly to enrich customer experience while addressing existing and emerging challenges, underpinned by innovation and commitment to integrity. GCNet also won two corporate awards, which are the Public-Sector e-Solutions Provider of the Year and Digital Transformation awards.

Other individuals who were recognised include Madam Yolanda Cuba, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone who won the CEO of the Year award; Mr. Kwasi Agyeman Busia, Chief Executive Officer of the Driver Vehicle and Licencing Authority (DVLA), who was adjudged the ICT Man of the Year for the Public Sector; and Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, the Inspector General of Police who was recognised for his leadership role in leveraging technology to transform the Ghana Police Service.

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