Angola’s minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology José Carvalho da Rocha has considered the promotion of information technology and communications top priority for the institution to develop the economic and social sectors.
The minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 31st meeting of Regional Internet Registry for Africa (Afrinic) held on Tuesday.
In his speech, the minister said that Angola has defined an national strategy for information technologies based on the telecommunication’s white book that foresees a set of actions until 2022.
The minister said that the motto ”Raising at the level the internet development in Africa, through collaboration and education policies” demonstrates the commitment by the African organisations to the promotion based on the principle of accessibility.
He said that the internet is an infra-structure that facilitates the communication process, collaboration and cooperation among the organisation members located in different areas.
The minister also described the internet as crucial tool for the implementation of the continent’s development goals.
José da Rocha said that the Angolan Executive has been working on the possibility to open up the electronic communications market, as well as increase infrastructure investment, such as the Sap project and the Angosat Programme.
The event, which is set to end on December 6, gathers representatives from various African countries.