By Julia Kakoma
The outgoing Executive director of National Information Technology Authority Uganda [NITA] James Saaka has on Monday handed over office to Dr, Hatwib Mugasa, and the new Executive Director.
The handingover follows the appointment of Dr. Mugasa by The Minister of ICT & National Guidance, Hon. Judith Nabakooba in July after Saaka’s successful completion of [Ten] 10-year tenure as ED NITA-U officially expires on 19th August 2020.
Speaking at the handover, Saaka urged the team at NITA-U to further the Digitization journey.
“It has been an honor for me to have been at the forefront of the Digital Revolution. I am thankful that H.E President Museveni, the ICT Ministers I have had the joy to serve under and the NITA Board, who have given me a platform to serve my country.A lot more needs to be done and I am confident that Dr. Mugasa will further the digital revolution.’’
Dr. Mugasa affirmed the Government’s commitment to delivering online Services. “I am pleased to take on such a vital role in transforming service delivery in the country. We shall continue working tirelessly to ensure all Government services are online’’.
Also present to witness the Handover was the NITA-U Board led by the Chairman Mr. Johnson R, Musinguzi who was recently appointed by the president as Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue authority [URA].
Dr. Hatwib Mugasa will take forward a number of initiatives that will transform service delivery in the country.
National Information Technology Authority Uganda [NITA-U] has among others, embarked on integration of Government systems and services with the aim of easing data sharing, reducing ICT costs and in turn improve public service delivery.