The Analyst (Monrovia)

10 December 2012

Liberia: Postal Affairs Goes Digital

As Liberia gradually creeps on the pathway of the technological revolution, Government is endeavoring to digitize its operations at every level of the public sector. The latest is the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication which has announced a move from analog to ditigal.

Speaking at program marking the observance of the Africa Telecommunication Union ATU Day in Monrovia over weekend, Minister Frederick Norkeh said Government was working very hard to ensure that it falls within the 2015 deadline for African nations to put into place the full usage of digital communications.

According to Dr. Norkeh the government through the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications Affairs, has since been working on plans and policies that would sustain efforts geared at migrating from analog to digital system.

He said Liberia was among many nations of Africa that were committed to this transformation and  as such, is committed to achieving this worthy cause in the interest of the people especially those who are government's partners in the sector.

Addressing the gathering attended by representatives of almost all the GSM companies and television stations in Liberia, Minister Norkeh indicated that upon government achieving the plans to transform from analog to digital, it will be placed among those nations that are advancing in the use of modern technology in the world.

The Minister than used the occasion to assure Liberians of Government's commitment to the cause of the people, and therefore called on business people and individuals in the sector to join the government in taking those concrete steps aimed at making Liberia achieve the objectives of moving from analog to digital communications system.

Also speaking at the program, representatives of CELLCOM, Lone Star MTN, Libetelco, Comium, Liberia Broadcasting System, SKY TV, Power TV, among executives expressed their full commitment of working with the government to ensure that Liberians benefit from the digital age.

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