GITTA records a milestone in ICT open entries for 2020

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Regardless of the industry in which an organization plays, professionalism, quality, service and performance, are some of the factors they exude and this enables them to garner goodwill, positive recognition from loyal customers and general public.

One form of such recognition is by way of honors presented by either the industry’s body or a reputable business management organisations, charged with rating growth and performance within the sector. In nominating brands that deserve such recognitions, they are expected to meet certain criteria for selected categories in which they fall. These criteria are usually stringent and rigorous and this is what the conveners of the Ghana Information Technology and Telecoms Awards, Instinct Wave has continuously advanced since its debut a decade ago.

In the last decade, InstinctWave, Africa’s premium B2B Event specialist and media solutions company, has rated the performances of companies in the IT and telecoms sector and have rewarded them with various accolades. The Ghana Information Technology and Telecoms Awards, (GITTA), has been an authentic platform for showcasing and rewarding excellent performances by businesses in the provision of IT and telecom services, as well as the personalities behind the business success.

Like many other African countries, the impact of the telecoms industry on Ghana’s economy cannot be overemphasized.  According to information obtained from World Banks’ website, the information, communication and technology sector contributes 73% to the country’s economy, while public administration and other sectors make for the balance of 27%. Such a powerful statistics show how powerful the technology sector is within the economy and how its become absolutely necessary to recognize and honor these companies that have played such roles in the economy, contributing in no small measures to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Traditionally held in the month of June, this year’s event had to be suspended due to the global pandemic e (COVID-19) with all the associated uncertainties. Thankfully, activities have revved up and preparations are in top gear for the 10th edition, which is expected to take place at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel on the Friday, 23rd of October 2020.

GITTA 2020 will attract once again Industry giants and key stakeholders from the Ministry of Communications, National Communications Authority, Bank of Ghana and many others.

Speaking with excitement on the epoch-making event, CEO/Founder of InstinctWave, the proud organizer of GITTA, Akin Naphtal, said the awards, which has grown over the years has become a benchmark for outstanding performances in the ICT industry for honouring organisations in Ghana. “GITTA is a symbol of excellence and marks leadership, quality and innovation and we are indeed very proud of our heritage and that name we have made for ourselves.”

According to Mr. Naphtal, “the early days were not easy and were fraught with challenges but because we refused to compromise on quality despite all challenges, we can proudly say we have set our landmark and have attained excellence expediently.”

With the intent of marking the 10th anniversary in grand style, GITTA 2020 in collaboration with the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications will feature new award categories, recognize disruptive technologies borne out of Covid 19, and celebrate organizations and individuals who have stood out over the last 12 months for the past 10 years.

Speaking during the launch of GITTA 2020, Dr. Ing. Kenneth Ashigbey, the CEO of Ghana chamber of Telecommunications expressed his joy on the awards’ milestone. According to him, it is imperative that the mobile and technology industry sits together annually to recount growth and the impact that it continuously makes within Ghana. “GITTA continues to provide that relevant banner that supports our quest to bring the industry together and we are elated to be part of the GITTA 2020 event.” said Kenneth. He was confident that the 2020 winners will undergo an intense audit process to strengthen the credibility and reputation of the GITTA brand.

Patrons are informed that Organizers will leverage a number of digital procedures this year such as nomination letters sent digitally to all nominees as well as marketing collaterals will be downloaded from the event website and many more innovative procedures.

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