Angola: Technologies Should Boost Industrial Modernisation Service – President

Luanda — Angolan head of State João Lourenço said Monday that the Telecommunications, Information and Communication Technologies sector should boost the technological modernisation of the industry and promote the economic and social development of the country.

João Lourenço was speaking at the opening of the 3rd edition of ANGOTIC 2023 – International Forum on Information and Communication Technologies in Angola.

He said that despite mineral resources, such as oil and gas, the country is experiencing a new paradigm with the prospect of growth in the non-oil economy, with the private sector as the main actor.

In his speech, the Angolan Head of State said that the sector is called upon to play the role of leveraging the national economy.

President João Lourenço highlighted the importance of broadband networks, supported by a strong electronic communications network, becoming a fundamental tool to guarantee citizens and society access to the services of the so-called information society.

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He added that broadband can ensure access to telemedicine, distance learning, electronic training and other associated services, contributing to the improvement of health indicators, education, social inclusion, food security, gender equality, as well as the fight against hunger. and poverty, thus guaranteeing the sustainable development of the country.

The President shares the vision of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which emphasises the need to expand the internet so that it is within reach of the greatest possible number of world citizens, if possible for all.