Dir.Gen. NITA Awarded GTA Industry Personality of the Year 2015

Mr. William Tevie, Director General of National Information Technology has received the 2015 ICT Industry Personality Award at the 5th Ghana Telecom Awards held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra on Friday, May 22, 2015.  This year’s event was on the theme, “Celebrating Excellence in the ICT Industry.”  

In a citation read in his honour, Mr. Tevie is said to have led National IT Agency to embark on one of the largest ICT projects in the history of Ghana - the E-Government project.   The project has shown a tremendous development in the ICT landscape has enabled infrastructure provision to state agencies to facilitate communications system in both the public and private sectors.  In addition, the e-services and Ghana Electronic Payment Platform under the same project has made it possible for a number of government services to be transacted online. The Eastern corridor fiber-optic cable which was recently inaugurated and constructed by NITA under the leadership of Mr. Tevie will also contribute enormously to the growth of telecom infrastructure in Ghana.

The staff and the Board members of National Information Technology Agency are grateful to the organizers and the sponsors of the 5th GTA 2015 for the recognition given to Director General.

The prestigious Ghana Telecom Awards (GTA) night is the industry’s definitive celebration of excellence in telecommunications, technology and IT in Ghana, demonstrating the maturity and success of Ghana’s ICT industries through a strong and diverse shortlisting. The prestigious award has become the benchmark for outstanding performances in the industry and a symbol of excellence that marks leadership, quality and innovation. The awards are designed to reward and recognize not only the products and diverse innovations that keep the ICT sector exciting, but also the companies and people who make the industry great.

About NITA

The National Information Technology Agency (NITA) was established by Act 771 and passed by the Parliament of Ghana in December, 2008 and is the Government Agency responsible for the implementation of e-Government.  NITA is the ICT implementation arm of the Ministry of Communications and is tasked with the objectives of regulating the provision of information communications technology, ensuring the provision of quality information communications technology, promoting standards of efficiency in ICT and ensuring high quality of ICT services.

Essentially, NITA’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Executing the third component of the eGhana project
  • Ensuring the integration of ICT into government business processes, to achieve greater efficiency and effective service delivery to citizens
  • Ensuring significant cost reduction in the provision and maintenance of ICT  infrastructure and  services by leveraging economies of scale (Shared ICT Services)
  • Ensuring accessibility and convenience of Government services by leveraging  ICTs
  • Ensuring the implementation and enforcement of the provisions of the Electronic Transactions Act 2008
  • Implementing and adoption of Digital Signature technology by Government.

Story by Eric Kumah-Baku

Assistant PRO

 

 

 

Government Services, ePayment & eCommerce Platform LAUNCHED

 Wednesday, 17 December, 2014

Online payment has been a major challenge and has stifled e-commerce in this part of the world.   Countries like Ghana, Nigeria and some other West African countries are refused online payment due to perceive online fraud.

The e-Ghana project was launched in 2006 to transform the way Government does business and improve government service delivery to citizens and businesses. Since its establishment in 2008, NITA has been in charge of the third component of the e-Ghana project – establishing the e-government infrastructure.

One of the key mandates of NITA is enhancing delivery of government services through the use of ICT.  In this direction, NITA has put in place a Government network infrastructure spanning across all regional capitals using the state-of-the-art 4G LTE wireless and fiber optics technologies. A total of 120 LTE base stations is due to be completed by the close of 2015. The 780km long Eastern Corridor Fiber Optics also opens over 27 District on the Eastern corridor to high speed internet access and provides opportunity for mobile operators to provide services to underserved areas through fiber share. A western corridor and oil enclave Fiber optics project is at the last stages of design and will be implemented soon. A pilot data center now enables NITA to provide shared services to MDAs. The National Data Center, a tier 3 facility with over 600 rack space, arguably the largest in West Africa will be ready at the end of this month.  Service at the datacenter will be opened to all citizens and businesses in Ghana to continue the transformation process in Ghana using ICT as enshrined in the ICT4AD policy.

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Day 3 - Portal Content Management IT System Admin Training for 13 Pilot MDA

Tuesday, 20 February, 2014

The e-Gov Phase II Applications project branded as ‘Government e-Workspace’’ which comprises of the under-listed shared software products saw a continuation of training of I.T System Administrator of 13 Pilot MDAs.

    • Unified Communications Platform – Active Directory, Microsoft Lync 2013, Exchange 2013
    • Portal Content Management PCM MDA Intranet Portal, Meeting Management System and
    • Document Management System
    • Correspondence Management and Tracking System