ECOWAS Ministers of Telecommunication/ICT to Meet in Banjul
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ABUJA, Nigeria, Sept. 22 -- The Economic Community of West African States issued the following news release:
Ministers in charge of Telecommunication/Information, Communication and
Technology (ICT) in ECOWAS Member States are to meet in Banjul, The Gambia on Friday 27th September 2013, on key issues to improve the sector and make the region more competitive in the global ICT market.
This 12th ministerial meeting will be preceded by that of experts themed
"Bridging the regional ICT divide," which will consider a series of measures
notably the proposed termination of taxes on incoming telecommunication calls to ECOWAS Member States.
The four-day meeting of experts, whose report and recommendations will feed
into the ministers' agenda, will also discuss the implementation status of the ECOWAS 2011-2015 Strategic Plan for the Telecom/ICT sector and the impact of the termination of taxes on incoming calls.
In addition, the experts will discuss the draft regulation for access to
submarine cables and adopt a Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) transmission standard.
They will also consider a resolution on special reduced rates for
Telecommunication services on ECOWAS Day (28 May), the West African postal
conference and the implementation status of the "Dot Africa Project."
Gambia's Vice President Aja Isatou Njie Saidy is expected to open the ministers' meeting, while the country's Information and Communication Infrastructure Minister Nana Grey Johnson will preside at the experts meeting.
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