Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, SMEs, and Communications Manoa Kamikamica.
Finding solutions to retain and attract highly skilled professionals in the Information Technology industry in Fiji is a priority, says Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade, Co-operatives, SMEs, and Communications Manoa Kamikamica.
Kamikamica says Fiji is facing the added challenge of the mass departure of Information Technology experts causing significant brain drain issues.
He further states that this is a matter of great concern to Fiji as the loss of highly skilled professionals in the IT sector can have serious implications on our economic growth and competitiveness.
“With the increasing reliance on digital technologies, it is important that we protect our digital assets and infrastructure from cyber threats. This means investing in cyber security solutions and building a culture of cyber awareness across our region.”
Kamikamica stresses that the government must create an environment that supports the growth and development of the sector, and provides attractive and competitive opportunities for IT professionals.
He officiated at the Australian Information Industry Association Pacific Island Digital Capability Uplift Program at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva today.