The National, Wednesday October 9th, 2013
PAPUA New Guinea Computer Society secretary Sadiq Ali said information technology in the country needed more IT development industries.
Ali said there was a lot to be done because PNG lacked invention of software and computer hardware skills.
He said there were service centres that imported IT equipment from abroad to service computers because there were no development industries locally.
“That’s a major setback in PNG because if a company wants to prepare a software, they import it from overseas,” he said.
Ali said PNG lagged behind in terms of modern technology compared to other developing countries.
A three-day Information Technology and Electronics Exhibition hosted by the Institute of Business Studies and computer society begins on Thursday.
He said it would be an eye-opening experience for locals because it would prove to them that invention was possible in PNG.
The exhibition will display about 80 models ranging from live demonstrations of electronics and models, entertainments with E-games and energies speciation robots, stimulators and Aero models.
“It gives hands-on experience to students to create for example a talking robot which in turn give them confidence so that they can tell themselves, yes we are not second to anyone,” he said.
He said the models would mostly be students’ work. They have been encouraged to show their skills in creating models.
He called on the Government to support the IBS and PNGCS initiative of such exhibition.