The Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba has appointed Dr. Hatwib Mugasa as the new Executive Director of the National Information Technology Authority -Uganda (NITA-U), SoftPower News has learnt.
Mugasa will replace James Saaka whose tenure, according to the NITA act, ends this year after serving for a decade.
“In accordance with section 16 (1) of the National Information Technology Act 2009, I am pleased to appoint you as Executive Director and Board Member of the National Information Technology Authority – Uganda….,” reads the appointment letter seen by this news site. The letter dated 23 June 2020 is signed by the Minister of ICT, Judith Nabakooba.
According to a source in NITA who preferred anonymity, the current Executive Director, James Saaka’s contract will expire in August 2020.
“Saaka’s tenure ends in August. This means Dr. Mugasa will take over in August,” said the source.
Dr. Mugasa Hatwib holds a doctorate (PhD) in Computational Analysis and Modeling from Louisiana Tech University, USA. He also holds two Master’s degrees, an M.Sc. Mathematics and an M.Sc., Computer Science also from Louisiana university.
NITA is an autonomous government parastatal under the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, mandated to coordinate, promote and monitor Information and Technology developments in the country within the context of national, social and economic development.