The National Information Technology Agency (NITA), as the regulator of the Ghanaian IT sector, is empowered by section 2 of its Act (ACT 771) to regulate all Information Communications Technology matters within the country.
Critical to its regulatory mandate is its power to implement and monitor control the national information communications technology policy. This is to ensure and ascertain their veracity, financial capability, infrastructural support, technical capacity, production capacity as well as the competence of available man power within registered IT companies. To achieve the above, it has become necessary to register and certify all existing IT companies, as well as license all IT products produced within the country. Currently, the Agency is focused on;
The above is aimed at ensuring that the Agency has a comprehensive database of the above identified categories, as well as assess existing local IT capacity for the purpose of promoting IT local products and services in line with section 3(i) of ACT 771.