NITA holds virtual ICT stakeholder conference today

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Richard Okyere-Fosu, Director General, NITA

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA), is set to hold a virtual Information Communication Technology stakeholders to discuss ICT Standards and Guidelines developed by NITA.

The conference, which is set to take place today, Monday, September 28, 2020, at 10 AM – 12 PM under the theme ‘Deepening Regulatory Compliance for a Successful Digitization Agenda’, would see heads and ICT heads of MDAs and MMDAs and private sector ICT professionals in attendance.

The conference, according to a statement from NITA, is being organized to solicit comments and ideas to fine-tune the ICT Standards and Policy guidelines. It will also serve as a medium for NITA to disseminate information to stakeholders and the public, concerning the progress of Regulatory initiatives and other issues.

The main speakers for the conference are Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications as the keynote Speaker; Richard Okyere-Fosu, Ag. Director General, NITA; Estelle Akofio-Sowah, West Africa Regional Manager, CSquared and Raymond Kudjo, an IT Lawyer.

NITA is an agency under the Ministry of Communications established by Act 771 to regulate Information Communication Technologies (ICT) in Ghana. The object of the agency as mandated by the Act (section 2) is to regulate the provision of information communications technology, ensure the provision of quality information communications technology, promote standards of efficiency and ensure high quality of service.

The agency is currently working to fully enforce its mandate on the application of standards in the adoption, deployment, configuration and implementation of ICT in both public and private sector to enhance usage, access and security. The purpose of these standards is to ensure the provision of quality information communications technology, promote standards of efficiency and ensure high quality of service.

Apart from the conference serving as an important forum for key ICT stakeholders to discuss the ICT Standards and Guidelines, there will also be further deliberations on matters of common interest that relates to the sector.

The documents to be reviewed for comments/feedback have been uploaded on the NITA website at www.nita.gov.gh. They are Data Centre Standards, Guideline/ Standards for LAN/WAN, Management of IT Infrastructure for MDAs and MMDAs, Electronic Records and Data Management Standards and Systems and Applications Standards.

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