He reiterated President Bio`s commitment to the telecoms sector during the State Opening of Parliament of creating the enabling environment; promote investment, competition, access and affordability of service.
According to the Minister of Information and Communications the significance of the workshop was to hopefully make room for an amended legislation that is strong enough to promote access and affordable services; increase broadband penetration; create a platform for E-governance services; fully open private and competitive markets for all telecommunication services; and to enhance universal access for all communities in Sierra Leone to telephone, internet and multi-media services by the end of 2019, among other issues, plans and projects.
He assured participants of government’s political will to support the telecoms sector. “We will stop at nothing to provide you leadership that you all require to play your part in actualizing President Julius Maada Bio`s vision of a digitally-inclusive Sierra Leone for sustainable socio-economic development”, Minister Mohamed Rahman Swarray said.
Speaking on behalf of NATCOM board members, Mrs. Madiana Samba explained the importance of the workshop, which aims at promoting the operations of the telecoms sector that will compete with other telecom sectors in the sub-region. She called on participants to make meaningful use of what they learn during the three days’ interaction.
The ceremony was chaired by the Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Solomon Jamiru Esq.