19 December 2012

Angola: Use and Development of ICTs Satisfactory - Specialist

Huambo — The use and development of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Angola is satisfactory, thanks to Government investments.

This was said Wednesday in central Huambo province by the computer systems programming and analysis specialist Victor de Jesus Fortes.

Speaking to Angop about "ICTs in Angola's development", the specialist said the Information and Communication Technologies are moving at pace with the country towards development.

According to him, Angolan Government actions in this field of knowledge are getting the citizen informed that the pillar of development of any country rests on the ICTs.

He mentioned the action plans on the information society and that on electronic governance, approved by the Government in 2006, as the evidence that the country is on good path concerning the use and development of the ICTs.

Victor de Jesus Fortes considered that the construction of media libraries in the country and the optic fibers systems are giving shape to a solid and coordinated implementation of the information society in Angola.

He said that due to their transversality with the country's development sectors, the ICTs are a contribution to the improvement of the living of the populations, this being a reason for the Government investments.

The specialist underlined that the conclusion in coming years of the sub-marine cable telecommunication and the Angolan satellite, will facilitate the access to the ICTs in the country.

He also praised the Government for investing in training of local personnel, through the creation of medium and higher level programmes and the implementation of projects that are making the access of the populations to the ICTs.

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