James Saaka has today officially handed over his role as the Executive Director of the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U) to Dr. Hatwib Mugasa in the presence of the NITA-U Board led by its Chairman Johnson Musinguzi.
Dr. Mugasa was appointed in July this year by the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Hon. Judith Nabakooba as the the new ED for NITA-U. His appointment comes on the heels of Saaka’s successful completion of the legally authorized 10-year tenure as the ED of the body.
“Today I have completed my tour of duty as Executive Director, National Information Technology Authority. Handed over to Dr Hatwib Mugasa. I wish him all the best in this role to drive the IT Revolution further,” said Saaka in a tweet.
Dr. Mugasa will take forward a number of NITA initiatives they have been working on to transform service delivery in the country. NITA embarked on integration of government systems and services with the aim of easing data sharing, reducing ICT and internet costs and in turn improve public service delivery.
“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,’’ said Dr. Mugasa while accepting his new role.
Under the stead-fast leadership of Saaka, the authority has registered tremendous strides in digitizing the nation. And while handing over office, he said;
“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.’’