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Transform Africa 2013 Conference : THE FUTURE DELIVERED. TODAY

by mda-web01 | 11th novembre 2013

Convened on the initiative of the Rwandan Government and the General Secretariat  of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Kigali accomodated the 28 and October 29, 2013 a Summit on Information and Communications Technology (ICT), named “Transform africa”.

Placed under the presidency of honor of the Rwandan president, Paul KAGAME, this top whose topic is: “The Future Delivered Today” knew the presence of six other Heads of State: the presidents Ibrahim Boubacar KEÏTA (Mali), Ali Bongo ONDIMBA (Gabon), Yoweri MUSEVENI (Uganda), Salva Kiir MAYADIT (South-Sudan) Uhuru KENYATTA (Kenya) and Blaise COMPAORE (Burkina Faso).

At the time of the official opening of the top which gathered more than one thousand of participants, on October 29, 2013, the various speakers unanimously recognized the need for using the ICT with the service of the development, in particular by the installation of powerful band-widths. The secretary general of the ITU, Hamadoun TOURE, pointed out that in 2007, its organization had nourished the ambition to connect all Africa to the ICT. The commitments entered into are, according to Mr. Touré, to be implemented for a generalization of broad band through the continent with the political accompaniment of the Heads of State.

For the boss of the ITU, the industry of technologies is an effective means of development. It estimates that the old model of development based on charity does not go. It is consequently necessary to change strategy into engaging in a new dynamics of transformation of our ways of life thanks to the ICT. For that, it is necessary to connect the continent, to transform it while innovating continuously. It is the direction even as the ITU gives to this meeting of Kigali, specified Hamadoun Touré.

The meeting of Kigali was also an opportunity for the actors of the private sector and the various governments to reinforce the dialogue and the partnership gain-gaining in order to make it possible Africa to benefit best socio-economic from communication and information technologies.

Burkina Faso, through President COMPAORE , benefitted from the occasion to reaffirm its great ambitions in the course of implementation to put the ICT at the service of Building, together, emergent Burkina…

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