KAMPALA – James Saaka, the Outgoing Executive Director, National Information Technology Authority ((NITA-U James) on Monday morning handed over office to Dr, Hatwib Mugasa, the incoming Executive Director.
This follows the appointment of Dr. Mugasa by The Minister of ICT & National Guidance, Hon. Judith Nabakooba in July. Mr. Saaka’s successful legally authorized 10-year tenure will officially expire 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’’.
Present to witness the Handover was the NITA-U Board led by the Chairman Mr. Johnson R, Musinguzi.
Dr. Hatwib will take forward a number of initiatives that will transform service delivery in the country. 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.