Government plans to host bigger ICT workshop

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BY BEN BILUA

THE Government through the Ministry of Communication and Aviation is looking at hosting one major information and communication technology (ICT) workshop next year.

Speaking during the closing of the first ICT awareness programme on Friday last week, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication and Aviation Mr Moses Virivolomo said the major ICT workshop will take place around May next year.

He told those present that more players will be invited to the workshop.

Mr Virivolomo said the proposed event will provide an avenue for the government, ICT regulators and operators to discuss ways forward for ICT in the country.

“As we know relationship with government, regulator and operators are not effective and that this proposed event will help get the actors together,” he said.

Mr Virivolomo said his Ministry will need to plan ahead of the awareness programme so that everyone involved will get a better idea of the importance of ICT to the economic development of the country.

“I can assure you that this ICT awareness programme will not be the last, my Ministry along with our core partners will facilitate more awareness as we implement our National ICT policy,” he said.

On the same note Mr Virivolomo acknowledges the participants and the organising committees for facilitating and also being part of the first ever ICT awareness in the country.