NITA to hold stakeholder forum as it commences ICT regulation
The National Information Technology Agency (NITA), in collaboration with the Institute of IT Professionals Ghana (IIPGH), is to hold a stakeholder forum to engage and educate ICT industry players on NITA’s regulatory activities.
It will also solicit feedback to finetune its implementation strategy. A statement signed by Mr Emmanuel Fiagbenu, Head of Corporate Affairs and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said the event will take place on Monday 19th December 2022 at Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence (KACE).
On the theme “Regulating ICT Businesses and Practitioners in Ghana:
Opportunities and Challenges”, the statement said 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.
It said Minister of Communications and Digitalisation (MOCD), Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, will deliver the keynote address, while a panel discussion will feature notable ICT stakeholders such as Mr 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 will 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.