Objects of GICTA

Establishment of the GICTA:

The agency was created by an Act of the National Assembly(Gambia Information and Communication Technology Agency Act, 2019)

Objects of the Agency:

The objects of the Agency shall be:

  • To encourage the optimum use of Information and Communication Technologies, the introduction of new technologies and the investment in infrastructure and services;
  • To promote the efficiency and international competitiveness of The Gambia in the Information and Communication Technology Sector;
  • To further the advancement of technology, research and development relating to Information Technology through modern and effective infrastructure taking into account the convergence of Information Technology, media, telecommunication and consumer electronics;
  • To develop and provide guidance in the implementation of the e-government Plan for a connected government through improved efficiency and effectiveness of government service delivery;
  • To accelerate The Gambia’s transition into a sustainable e-government environment and ensure the swift realization of government’s objective to make the Information and Communication Technology sector a key super bedrock of the economy;
  • To empower people, businesses and the public sector in their active participation and utilization of various government services;
  • To provide high quality information and communication technology services to government through the promotion of standardization in the planning, acquisition, implementation, delivery, support and maintenance of information technology equipment and services in governance process and in government;
  • To ensure uniformity in quality, adequacy and reliability of government information technology usage for the citizens, people and businesses throughout The Gambia;
  • To promote cooperation, coordination and rationalization among users and providers of information technology at national and local level so as to avoid duplication of efforts and ensure optimal utilization of scarce resources without limiting the creating and growth of digital economy;
  • To further the conduct, promotion and advancement of research relating to Information and communications technologies for a cost effective and sustainable government service delivery;
  • To promote and encourage local content and application development;
  • Ensure the maximum participation of local Information Technology Firms in the provision of information technology goods and services;
  • To facilitate and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in Information Technology for transformation and digitization of business processes for enhanced service delivery both in the public and private sectors; and
  • To facilitate the realization of a digital economy;