19 April 2010

Liberia: LTA Begins National Stakeholders Conference Today

A three-day consultative conference on the transposition of ECOWAS Supplementary Acts into the telecom law of Liberia begins in Monrovia on Monday.

The conference which will be held at the Samuel Kanyon Doe sports complex from April 19 21st will bring together an array of national and international stakeholders in the telecommunications and ICT sector including members of Standing Committees on Telecommunications in the National Legislature, service providers and representatives of Civil Society Organizations.

The conference is aimed at broadening the consultative process on the six (6) ECOWAS supplementary Acts and to solicit inputs from partners.

An interagency technical working group was set up recently to review the Telecommunications Act of 2007 along with the six (6) ECOWAS Supplementary Acts and to produce a working document which has already been validated.

Participants at the workshop will comprise of telecommunications stakeholders including ITU Senior Expert, Ms. Millicent Hamilton-Hazeley and a delegation from the ECOWAS Commission headed by the Program Officer in the Telecommunications Division, Dr. Raphael Koffi.

Liberia is signatory to the ECOWAS Supplementary Acts which were adopted at the Thirty-First (31st ) Session of Heads of State and Governments on January 19, 2007 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

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