Hon. Haruna Iddrisu, Communications Minister, who announced this, said, the focus of the project will be to provide a shared and secured interoperability of government IT architecture to ensure that, IT platforms is more effectively unified, managed and aligned to provide better support for Government applications.
He said, the Ministry in its bid to protect vital and confidential Government and public sector information is constructing a national data centre to which the national portal will be linked on completion.
Hon. Iddrisu was speaking at the 10th anniversary celebration of Ostec Ghana, a leading IT infrastructure and managed services provider, in Accra yesterday.
The Sector Minister said, to ensure the rapid development of the communications sector, Government has empowered the governing institutions in the sector to perform the supervisory duties in an open and fair manner.
He commended Ostec for its contribution to the growth of the sector, especially in helping clients to cut down cost on the provision of IT infrastructure and management services.
Mr. Jonathan Tawiah, Chief Executive Officer, Ostec Ghana said, the company have in the past 10 years contributed in providing IT services to huge capacity blue-chip companies in various areas.
He said, the company has enabled clients to consolidate their server, storage, network and security infrastructure support needs under a single point of contact.
“With our highly skilled human resource, we are well equipped to help IT departments and various business entities realise greater value from their technology investments. We have deployed and presently manage IT and communication services throughout the ECOWAS region,” he said.
Mr. Tawiah said, Ostec will continue to leverage on its customized approach of delivering services to stay on top of the competition and maintain its leadership in the market.
“We help clients reduce their support costs by 25-40 per cent. We also enable clients to leverage their existing infrastructure by providing support for all the servers and storage systems in their environment including end of life systems”, he added.