A nine-member board of directors for the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) has been inaugurated in Accra.
NITA which is responsible for the regulation of Information Technology Communication (ICT) and electronic transaction in the country, was established by an Act of Parliament (Act 771) in 2008.
The board is chaired by Dr. Nii Naaku Quaynor, with Mr. William Tevie as Acting Director General.
Other members are Mr. Charles Aboah, Dr. Tony Aidoo, Mr. Eugene Agben, Mrs. Gladys Quarshie, Mr. Sylvester Kow Williams, Dr. Narteh Siaw-Sappore and Mr. Daniel Asante.
Inaugurating the board, Mr Haruna Iddrisu, the Minister of Communications, asked the members to use their experience and expertise to support the Ministry and NITA to ensure the development of ICT in the country.
He urged the board to guide NITA to provide standards for specified hardware and software and ensure compliance with standards set for the Agency.
“Indeed, how we strategise to take advantage of new and emerging technologies to improve upon service delivery to the citizenry rest on your shoulders”, he said adding that the board had to provide a strategic direction to empower NITA to pursue the management of the nation’s ICT resources on a unified platform.
He explained that the intervention would help eliminate the tendency of government agencies and institutions managing information technology resources independently and in an incompatible manner, resulting in waste, redundancy and unnecessary duplication.
Mr. Iddrisu urged the board to work hard to move into the ICT “money zone” through effective delivery service.
Responding, Mr Tevie, said the agency was in the middle of deploying different kinds of projects in the ICT space for government, including deploying e-Government applications, and intra-government communication.