Participation by Minister for Transport in Leaders of Sectoral Policy Forum

Within the framework of activities organised at the VI edition of the GSMA 360 Africa, which is being held in the city of Kigala, Rwanda, from 15th to 18th July, Rufino Ovono Ondo Engonga, Minister for Transport, the Postal Service and Telecommunications, accompanied by Elias Ovono Edjo Iliena, Director General for Cooperation and International Bodies, Oscar Ondo Ngomo, Director General of GITGE, together with various experts, is taking part in the Forum for Leaders in Public Policy in the ICT sector on the African continent.

The event is being attended by ministers from the sector, telecommunications regulators, operators, data protection authorities, experts in cybersecurity, identity authorities and senior representatives from international organisations and companies, in order to discuss innovation and the rapid rise of the digital citizen.

The opening session at this event was led by the Regional Director for Africa from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Andrew Rugege, as part of a compendium of presentations and talks aimed at identifying the best practice and initiatives that our continent should implement, from the point of view of public policy and regulation of the ICT sector towards a Digital Africa, including the investment in infrastructure, training and education of human resources, the optimum and most flexible rules and regulation, etc.

The Director General of the Equatorial Guinea Telecommunications Infrastructure Management (GITGE), Oscar Ondo Ngomo, took part in representation of Equatorial Guinea on a discussion panel to highlight the current obstacles which must be overcome on the African continent, together with practical initiatives that can allow the digital gap with the rest of the world to be crossed.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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