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Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)

DICT is a government agency established through Ministerial Determination Gazettal No. 145/2007 and responsible to provide timely policy advice to the Minister for ICT on communication and information matters, coordinate digital government programs and initiatives and create awareness and disseminate government development information.

The Mission of DICT is to harness the potential of ICT to make PNG become a smart networked and knowledgeable society by bringing government closer to the people through effective governance, improved service delivery and socio-economic growth.

DICT achieves its mission by providing all agencies with the tools, methods, practices, and policy guidance they need to deliver effective and accessible digital services to all PNG residents to ensure the use of appropriate and affordable digital technologies through a transformative and inclusive approach across sectors of the economy for benefit of all.

At DICT, we are committed to improving people’s experience of government services by putting people first, improving skills both within government and outside government to deliver these services.

  • Customer Focused
  • Innovation and Change
  • Standards
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Transparency
  • Listening
  • Professionalism
  • Employees
  • Honesty

We are committed to work as one team at all government levels of our operations to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of digital services to Government, Business and the Citizens of the country.


National ICT Authority (NICTA)

The National Information and Communications Technology Authority (NICTA) is a government agency responsible for the regulation and licensing of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Papua New Guinea.

NICTA regulates:

  • broadcasting
  • radio communications
  • telecommunications

NICTA was established on the 29th of October, 2010, as the sole converged regulator and licensing authority of the ICT industry in PNG. This followed the adoption by the PNG Parliament in November 2009 of the National Information and Communications Technology Act 2009 (the NICT Act) an subsequent creation of the National Information and Communications Technology Authority or NICTA.

The aim of the Act is to ensure the ICT industry contributes meaningfully to the long-term economic and social development of PNG in line with national goals and directive principles and the basic social obligations of the constitution.

The Act also calls for the ICT industry to be regulated in a manner that promotes consumer welfare through an equal, transparent, technology neutral, timely and non-discriminatory measures.

NICTA works closely with all stakeholders while ensuring industry compliance with licence conditions, codes and standards.

NICTA also monitors the effects of regulations to ensure they are responsive to the wider community’s needs.