Nigeria, Ghana agree to drive mutual IT agenda
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Ghana’s National Information Technology Agency (NITA) have agreed to drive mutual IT agenda that will impact on the West African region.
The two agencies met over the weekend in Accra, Ghana to assess mutual areas of interest and how the two economic powerhouses in West Africa can leverage on ICT to better improve the economic potentials in the region, a statement from NITDA said yesterday.
“Both countries are to work on agreeable terms to define the nature and scope of the partnership to cover among others: human capital development, ICT startups and entrepreneurship schemes, local content, cyber security and smart city. The areas of cooperation will also cover mutual support for each country’s IT related events or such public sector led IT events designed to draw investments and developments to the two countries.
“The need for us as neighbours and as developing countries to identify common goals and common strategies’ within the sub-region to approach issues as relating to IT is both important and desirous now so as to raise the economic fortunes of our two countries”, said the acting Director General /CEO of the NITDA, Dr Vincent Olatunji.
“We welcome a partnership with Nigeria and see it as exigent to actualising our own mandate as a counterpart IT agency in Ghana.,” said CEO of the NITA, Mr. George Atta-Boatang.