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ICTA Uganda Rolls Out 5 Focus Areas for 2016

ICTAU Board Chairperson, Albert Mucunguzi (C) with board members, Simon Kaheru (R) and Boaz Shani (L)

The ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) has Wednesday announced its key strategic focus areas for the remaining months of 2016, capsule http://cremeriavienna.it/wp-content/plugins/ultimate_vc_addons/params/ultimate_spacing.php in the run up to its Annual General Meeting (AGM) slated for Wednesday, site http://cjs.coop/wp/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php January 25, 2017.

“For the next two months, we shall focus all our efforts on growing our membership base in order to sufficiently represent the views of the Industry on key issues beneficial to the ICT sector in Uganda, in general, and those of particular interest to our members and stakeholders,” said Board Chairperson Albert Mucunguzi.

ICTAU, a multi-stakeholder initiative formed by private sector-based Ugandans seeks to provide professional guidance to individuals and organizations in the private sector, as well as offering advisory services to government on policy-based issues.

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The Association further aims at being the foremost and largest forum for ICT practitioners, managers, researchers and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience on the technology, adoption, localization, management and policy on development informatics in the country.

At an extraordinary meeting held October 18th, ICTAU members elected an interim Board of Directors charged with the responsibility of steering the Association to the next AGM.

The Association also announced the move to re-introduce monthly events, code-named LAN (adopted from Local Area Network) as a platform for industry stakeholders and enthusiasts to meet for business networking purposes.

According to ICTAU officials, the first of the events will be held on Thursday, November 10th at Sky Lounge in Kampala.

Being the first, the event will be open to Association Members and non-Members alike although subsequent LAN events, will be restricted to ICTAU members only.

The LAN and other focus areas of the Board are part of the Activity Plan circulated last week to members and stakeholders, shortly after the Board announced office-bearers.

“We have already embarked on aggressive industry engagements, both with the private sector and government, in a bid to immediately tackle issues facing our members and other stakeholders. Key among these is the ICT Professionals Bill, for which consultations are currently underway regarding its drafting, and the ICTAU is pleased to be working with government on this,” noted Mucunguzi.

Among other key focus areas announced are strengthening the Association’s Secretariat, Development of the ICTAU Strategic Plan for 2017 and redefining the Association’s role in the industry, Stakeholder engagements (government and private sector) and Consolidating existing initiatives.

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