The Minister of ICT & National Guidance, Hon. Chris Baryomunsi has appointed a new Acting Board Chairman for the National Information Technology Authority Uganda (NITA-U). The Board of Directors will be chaired by Hon. James Kyewalabye Kabajo has been serving as a Board Member with the (NITA-U) from June 2016 to date. He is currently the Chairman of the Finance & Administration Committee and was previously Chairman of the Audit and Strategy committees of the NITA-U board.
Hon. Kabajo served as a member of Parliament for Kiboga East constituency in the Parliament of Uganda from May 2011 to May 2016. He also served as a member on the board of Uganda Parliamentary Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO) since October 2016 and is currently chairman of the Human Resources Committee on that board. The appointment comes on the heels of the successful completion of the two-year term by former Board Chairman, John Musinguzi, who is currently the new Director-General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).
“I am pleased to have served as the Board Chairman at NITA-U. The journey to bridge the gap between Government and the citizen through the use of technology continues and I am confident that the Team I’m leaving at NITA-U will continue to deliver this” commented Musinguzi on his departure.
Speaking on his appointment Hon. James Kabajo said, “I would like to thank the Hon. Minister of ICT & National Guidance, Hon. Chris Baryomunsi for entrusting me with the role of guiding policy direction and strategies towards transforming the lives of Ugandans through E-Service delivery. I look forward to initiatives that will transform service delivery in the country.”
The NITA-U executive director Dr. Hatwib Mugasa welcomed Hon. Kabajo’s appointment saying that “As NITA-U, we are glad to have a seasoned leader in Hon. Kabajjo to steer the ship. We look forward to continuing tapping into his experience as we work to digitize the nation.”