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ICTAU Announces 2016 Focus Areas, New Date for AGM

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The ICT Association of Uganda (ICTAU) today announced its key strategic focus areas for the remaining months of 2016, in the run up to its Annual General Meeting slated for Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

“For the next two months, we shall focus all our efforts on growing our membership base in order to sufficiently represent the views of the Industry on key issues beneficial to the ICT sector in Uganda, in general, and those of particular interest to our members and stakeholders,” said Board Chairperson Albert Mucunguzi.

At an extraordinary meeting on October 18th the ICTAU members elected an interim Board of Directors charged with the responsibility of steering the Association to the next AGM.

Re-introducing the LAN events
The Association also announced that it is re-introducing the popular monthly events, code-named LAN (adopted from Local Area Network) as a platform for industry stakeholders and enthusiasts to meet for business networking purposes.

The first of these will be held on 10th November 2016 at the Sky Lounge in Kampala, and will be open to Members and non-Members alike. Subsequent LAN events, however, will be restricted to ICTAU members only.

The LAN and other focus areas of the Board are part of the Activity Plan circulated last week to members and stakeholders, shortly after the Board announced office-bearers.

“We have already embarked on aggressive industry engagements, both with the private sector and government, in a bid to immediately tackle issues facing our members and other stakeholders.
Key among these is the ICT Professionals Bill, for which consultations are currently underway regarding its drafting, and the ICTAU is pleased to be working with government on this,” noted Mr. Mucunguzi.
Other key focus areas announced include:

Strengthening the Association’s Secretariat
Development of the ICTAU Strategic Plan for 2017 and redefining the Association’s role in the industry
Stakeholder engagements (government and private sector)
Consolidating existing initiatives.
The above activities will be in preparation for the Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), to be held on January 25th, 2017.
You can participate in these and other Association’s activities by registering through the website, www.ictau.ug or through ICTAU’s Social Media pages.

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