African policymakers seek consensus to drive growth of ICT sector – Xinhua

NAIROBI, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) — Senior African policymakers on Monday resolved to adopt a common position aimed at propelling growth of ICT sector and embed it in the Continent’s transformation agenda.

The policymakers and experts who met in Nairobi for a preparatory meeting ahead of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) summit to be held in Dubai in October, said that a consensus is required to hasten the fourth industrial revolution in Africa that is based on technology and innovations.

Joe Mucheru, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for ICT, stressed that harmonization of policy and regulatory frameworks is key to ensure the benefits of digital revolution in Africa are spread evenly.

“Africa should safeguard its interests in the global ICT arena by speaking in one voice. Our collective…

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