In appointing the Council, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services made absolutely sure that the Council had representation across all the ICT Sub-Sectors, namely:
- Information Technology
The membership was extended to Social partners in the form of the following groups:
- Youth in ICT
- Labour Unions
- Persons with Disability
There was also an addition of representatives from government in the form of the Line Department (DTPS) and the Departments of Telecommunications.
The nomination and appointment to serve in a Council or Board structure of government or government institution is an expression of confidence in an individual and in their ability and competencies in a particular area of responsibility. There is therefore an expectation, fairly or unfairly, that persons appointed to these positions are committed to make a difference in society, and sometimes making some sacrifices doing so.
Government recognises that even volunteerism and sacrificial behaviour need to be reinforced and encouraged with support and adequate support. Such support would be in the form of a budget for the work to be done, including specialised work to be carried out by service providers, logistics for meetings and other activities relating to meetings, workshops, conferences, printing and the time that members spend on Council work.