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Press Statement from Ministry of ICT regarding NITA-U and NBI/EGI project PDF Print E-mail

21 October 2009

The ministry of ICT on Friday 16th October released a press statement on the issues raised by the local daily papers and members on the I-Network mailing list. The press statemement clarifies on:
1) The status of the implementation of NBI/EGI phase 1 and phase 2
2) The cost of the NBI /EGI project
3) The implementation of the recommendations of the ICT committee of Parliament
4) The set up of the NITA-U board

In particular, the statement says the following about the NITA board. "Regarding appointment of the NITA-Board, the Hon. Ishaa Otto seems not to have read and internalized the NITA-U Act regarding the procedures for appointment of Board members. There are no controversies on the Board of NITA-U and all Technical and Administrative positions will be advertised. It should be noted that the procedures stipulated in the NITA-U Act for appointment were followed including approval by Cabinet."

Full statement can be found at the ministry website (opens new window) and I-Network website.

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Related Information

1. I-Network mailing list discussion on the set up of NITA-U

2. List of NITA Board members (opens new window)

3. Sections of NITA ACT regarding the board

4. Previous discussion on the mailing list regarding NITA-U

5. NITA-U Act

6. Petition to Parliament from ICT community on set up NITA-U (opens new window)


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