National Information Technology Authority - Uganda
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In the Budget Execution Circular for FY2016/17 dated 29th June 2016 and Ref: BPD86/107/02 the Permanent Secretary/Secretary for Treasury (PS/ST) in Section E, 18 (ii) instructed that all Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Services including Internet Bandwidth and licensing applications, among others, must be sourced with the approval of NITA-U.
And that Internet Bandwidth will be provisioned through the National Data Transmission Backbone Infrastructure (NBI) in line with the rationalization and harmonization of Information Technology (IT) services in Ministries, Department Agencies that was approved by Cabinet on 18th July 2012.
In the same Circular, NITA-U was instructed in Section E, 18 (vi) (b) to rationalize and optimize all existing IT systems, applications and infrastructure in Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Local Governments (LGs) with a focus to reducing costs of maintenance and support for these IT systems.