Anambra Assembly Passes Bill For Law To Establish ICT, Technology Agency

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BY SUNNY A. DAVID

The Anambra State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a law to establish the Anambra State Information Communication and Technology Agency.

The bill which is sponsored by the Executive Arm of Government was
passed during yesterday’s plenary.

House of Assembly Correspondent, Chukwuemeka Modilim was there and that reports the bill stipulates that the Agency shall supervise the deployment and delivery of E -government strategy and project of the state government and to enhance the advancement of Information and Communication
Technology in the State.

Leading debate on the bill, the Majority Leader, Dr. Nnamdi Okafor
explained that the Agency will construct and equip ICT laboratories across the State, ensure that the state website and applications are constantly updated.

He ensure compliance to the payment of the various levies relating to its functions and in collaboration with the relevant State IGR collection agents among others.

The member representing Aguata One Constituency, Dr Carter Umeh noted that the bill empowers the Agency to coordinate research in the area of New Communication Technology and identify opportunities for the State.

The member representing Anambra East Constituency, Chief Obinna
Emeneka, his Njikoka One Counterpart, Dr. Timothy Ice diorama and others also spoke in favour of the bill.

Speaker of the House, Hon. Uche Okafor said it will transform Anambra State into a global village.

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