!DOCTYPE html>
All for Joomla All for Webmasters

 

Cameroon:Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications  issues guidelines on implementation of National Strategy Plan for Digital Economy

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications knows what Cameroon will look like by 2020 with the implementation of the National Strategy Plan for Digital Economy. Government wants to revolutionalize the telecoms sector and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and other ministries are determined to transform the vision into reality. The latest update on the project is the drawing up of a National Strategy Plan, which according to experts, hinges on over 100 aspects and evaluated at over FCFA 600 billion. The plan was proposed in May this year and later endorsed by government, it was revealed.

The Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Minette Libom Li Likeng, assembled officials of central and devolved services of his ministry on Friday August 26, 2016 to issue guidelines on the effective implementation of the plan. The Minister stressed that government is committed to improving telecoms services and this must be taken seriously by public and private operators. The National Strategy Plan to fully develop the digital economy in Cameroon can only work if appropriate infrastructure is put in place, she stressed. “It is time to upgrade our equipment and offer better and innovative services to Cameroonians. It is therefore imperative to be results-oriented in all modernization projects,” she told aides.

Issues like adequate training for actors, content, respecting norms, the law and regulatory frameworks, as well as terms of references by all, especially operators and regularly controlling telecoms infrastructure, are priority, the Inspector General in charge of Technical Matters, Pierre Kaptue explained. He said estimates for the plan were put at FCFA 600 billion, though studies were underway for the exact cost and implementation strategies.

Responding to worries from regional delegates on some of the challenges facing their daily activities like the dysfunctional telecentres, the Minister announced a forensic audit as part of efforts to cleanse the sector. The Minister invited all staff to remain diligent, committed and result-based. Digital economy refers to an economy that is based on digital computing technologies. It is equally called internet economy.

Concord Newsdesk

A plea from Cameroon Concord........

Thank you for reading our magazine, we have a plea to ask you our readers. Over the last two years, hits on our articles have been climbing, we have had an increase in clicks and also a broader reading audience on our social media channels.Our readers have been writing to us requestion for news updates from Cameroon/Southern Cameroons. We have as well been trying to give you the best we can, however, we are short of finances to recruit reporters to carry on independent and investigative journalism which takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. We are therefore pleading on you to support our efforts for this platform to be able to keep up the good work we are doing.

For as little as €1, you can support Cameroon Concord– and it only takes a minute. Thank you.

 

Website: www.cameroon-concord.com Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Share your views on this article

Headlines On Cameroonian English Tabloids

Modern Villa For Sale in Yaounde Cameroon

Cameroon Concord  is an online publication covering and reporting on  local and world news, sports, entertainment, politics, business, and religious news. Serving Cameroonians .

Newsletter

 

Get the latest news and information delivered directly to your inbox by subscribing to our news alerts.

ADVERTISE

Top
X

Right Click

No right click

We use cookies to improve our website. By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent to cookies being used. More details…