The Minister for Information and Communications Technology, Timothy Masiu, and Minister for State Enterprise, William Duma recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for DICT and PNG DataCo partnership in Digital Transformation.
This formal agreement between DICT and DataCo ensures that both entities will operate with respective mandate, and collaborate in achieving a digital government for Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Masiu stated the historic nature of the event, describing it as the commencement of an exciting journey toward a brighter digital landscape for the country.
“The MoU reflects a shared vision between DICT and PNG DataCo, recognizing their important roles in steering PNG towards a more advanced digital future,” Minister Masiu stated.
DICT, as the lead ICT agency for digital government delivery, is dedicated to coordinating and driving the digitalization of government services.
He said goal is to ensure that the benefits of the technology reach every province in the nation. In parallel, PNG DataCo is acknowledged as the government’s designated custodian of critical digital infrastructure.
The MOU emphasize the mutual understanding that collaboration is key to progress in the digital space.
Together, DICT and PNG DataCo aim to create an environment that not only strengthens the delivery of digital government services, but also safeguards the nation’s digital landscape from emerging threats and harnesses the potential of cloud technologies.
Masiu expressed his hope that this collaboration would serve as a model for public-private partnership and cooperation between government entities.