Bissau: Exchange of experience in CPLP strengthening highlighted

This was said Thursday in Bissau by the president of Guinea Bissau Regulator Authority, Abdu Djaquite, at the end of the forum that went with the theme “Digital Agenda for CPLP”.

According to a press release from the Angolan Embassy to Guinea Bissau, Abdu Djaquite on the occasion highlighted the importance of the forum.

He said that the addressers enabled a high level of debate that could be a contribution to the future development of the market and regulate the intervention in the countries of the community.

This regulation, he added, must attend to the situation of the markets, the needs of consumers – both individuals or companies – by ensuring a diversity of choices that meet the needs.

Addressing the event’s closing session, the chairman of the CPLP Communication Regulator Association (ARCTEL), Orlando Fernandes, warned of the need for attention to the growing innovation and technological development as a means to overcome the structuring and conjunctural challenges facing the CPLP member countries.

In his turn, Antonio Alves Lopes, speaking on behalf of the CPLP executive secretary, expressed optimism that the approval of the organisation’s Digital Agenda will contribute to a sustainable technological development, by projecting the organisation as an example of good practices in the domain of the information society and electronic governance.

In his turn, the CEO of the Angolan Institute of Communications (INACOM), Antonio Benge, stressed the occurrence of useful elements that will facilitate and accelerate the formulation of the Digital Agenda.

He considered relevant the need for a common vision in the community regarding the concept of cooperation based on the reality of each member country.

According to him, there is need for a great attention to the investment strategies as some countries have scarce resources.

During the event, the participants discussed such topics as implementation of the digital agenda in the Lusophone space, why a digital agenda for the CPLP, the information and communication technologies as comprehensive, opportunity, and development facilitating tools and what digital strategy for the CPLP.

The above topics were tackled by specialists from Angola, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, SAPound o Tome and Principe, Portugal and East Timor.

Source: Angola Press News Agency