Inspector-General of Police, Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, has been honoured for championing ICT in the police service at the 8th Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA).
Mr Asante-Apeatu won the special award category for Leadership & Innovation in ICT Transformation at the well-attended event held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Friday, June 29, 2018.
The Ghana Police Service also won the Gold Award — the ultimate award — for both the ‘Best Government Website’ and ‘Best Government Use of Social Media’ categories.
The prestigious annual GITTA event celebrates individuals and institutions whose work promotes innovation and excellence in Ghana’s ICT sector.
CEO of InstinctWave, organisers of the awards event, Akin Naphtal, said over past seven years, the GITTA awards have been shining a light on the most progressive and innovative companies within the ICT ecosystem.
“We are proud to promote success stories, technology advancement and disruption in one of the most dynamic business sectors in Ghana. Not only do we look at businesses but also individuals who have made a genuine impact on the market from within these companies. The industry is driven by people who deserve to have their contributions recognised,” he said.
He said this year’s event provided a platform to recognise and acknowledge government institutions in order to deepen the use to use technology to enrich the lives of citizens.
A Deputy Minister of Communication, George Andah, who gave the keynote address, said ICT remains the bedrock for the achievement of President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ agenda.
Mr Andah also charged the award recipients to be inspired to achieve even more in their fields of endeavour.