The Gambia EXPERIENCE. AfriNet 2000, Abuja. Hon. Edward D Singhatey Secretary of State for Works, Communications & Information. Background. First country to benefit from the Internet Initiative for Africa – IIA Project.
AfriNet 2000, Abuja
Hon. Edward D Singhatey
Secretary of State for Works, Communications & Information
15 MONTHS FROM APPROVAL TO INAUGURATION OF THE GATEWAY
Government has reduced tariffs on ICT equipment from 36% to 10% over past two years
(Ultimate objective is ZERO tariff by 2001)
As per requirements of the MOU
Training on Internet use including above
I would like to state that Africa has an opportunity not only to make a major route into IT globally, but also to take our rightful place in the global community. However, this will take full cooperation between government, the private sector, NGOs, African IT professionals and civil society as a whole, and I hope that the yearly Afrinet meetings will serve as a forum where we can learn how to make Africa a better place.