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NITA to hold virtual conference to discuss proposed ICT Standards


All is set for the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) virtual stakeholder conference to discuss Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards and guidelines developed by NITA.

The conference, slated for Monday, September 28, 2020, between 10am and 12noon, would host heads and ICT heads of the Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs), and the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) as well as private sector ICT professionals.

Themed “Deepening Regulatory Compliance for a Successful Digitization Agenda”, the conference 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 Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Richard Okyere-Fosu – Ag. Director-General, NITA, Estelle Akofio-Sowah – West Africa Regional Manager, CSquared and Raymond Kudjo, an IT Lawyer. It will be moderated by Kwaku Kyei Ofori – Ag. Deputy Director-General of NITA.

NITA is an Agency under the Ministry of Communications established by Act771 to regulate ICT in Ghana. The object of the Agency as mandated by the Act (section2) is to;

  1. regulate the provision of information communications technology,
  2. ensure the provision of quality information communications technology,
  3. promote standards of efficiency and
  4. 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 relate 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.

Interested participants should visit www.nita.gov.ghorgotohttps://nita.gov.gh/eforms/ict-stakeholders-conference/1/. The registration link also gives access to the documents uploaded for review.

Participants may join via Microsoft Teams. After registering, join the Webinar-https://ly/32RWUWBorhttps://rb.gh/ramood. The Conference will also be streamed live on Facebook. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and other social media handles @NitaGhana.



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