NITA holds Stakeholder Forum as it commences full ICT Regulation

Mr. Richard Oyere-Fosu - Director General of NITA

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA), in collaboration with the Institute of IT Professionals Ghana (IIPGH), will hold a stakeholder forum to engage and educate ICT industry players on NITA’s regulatory activities and solicit feedback to finetune its implementation strategy.

The event will take place on Monday 19th December 2022 at Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence (KACE) from 8:30am to 2pm.

Under the theme “Regulating ICT Businesses and Practitioners in Ghana: Opportunities and Challenges”, discussions at the forum are expected to focus on details of NITA’s regulatory functions, the opportunities the regulatory mandate will create and the possible challenges that might be encountered and other related matters.

Minister of Communications and Digitalisation (MOCD), Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, will deliver the keynote address. A panel discussion will feature notable ICT stakeholders such as Hon. Sam George, member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram and a member of the Communications Committee, Dr. Felicia Engmann – Senior lecturer, GIMPA School of Technology and Dr. Collins Yeboah-Afari, Director General, Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence. Other speakers include Mr. Carl Sackey, CEO, CS Consulting and Services Ltd, Mr. Ebo Richardson, Chief Projects Officer, Equity Group and Mr. David Gowu – Executive Director, Institute of IT Professionals Ghana.

Speaking ahead of the planned engagement, the Director General of NITA, Mr. Richard Okyere-Fosu who is upbeat about the success of the forum called on invited industry players to participate in the forum physically or remotely through the channels provided by NITA.

He said, “NITA has been playing along the peripheral of ICT regulations for a long time. It is time we take off fully with our regulatory mandate. A regulator’s work is not done in isolation, it is done best if stakeholders appreciate and understand the route of the destination and the possible obstacles we might encounter and plan together to deal with them

He explained, “Regulating ICT properly will offer us a lot of opportunities. This meeting is meant to take stakeholders along to know the journey ahead of us – it is going to be a win-win engagement”, Mr. Okyere-Fosu said.

It will also be broadcasted live on Microsoft Teams and at nitaGhana on Facebook, YouTube and via Zoom.

All stakeholders in the ICT ecosystem (professionals, businesses, lecturers, students, etc.) are invited to participate.

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