22 December 2012

Angola: Ministry Prioritizes Laws On Information Technology

Luanda — The regulation of laws approved this year and the development of infrastructures of the sector are the two greatest priorities of the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology for 2013.

This was announced on Friday in Luanda by the Minister José de Carvalho da Rocha, during the year-end greetings ceremony.

The minister said the increase of level of telecommunication and information technology services is also part of priorities in 2013 nationwide.

Regarding 2012, the minister stated that the sector achieved important goals such as the approval by the National Assembly of the legislative package with emphasis on the "The White Book of Information Technology and Communication (ITC)", a document where the strategy of the Ministry is based.

José Carvalho da Rocha also said, among other achievements of 2012, highlights also goes to the early discussion for the study of the strategic meteorology plan, as well as the beginning of the restructuring of Angola Telecom public company, so that this can grow and be profitable.

In his speech, the minister also stressed AngoSat project that on 20 December started the construction of the Angolan satellite and also the beginning of the study of technology solutions for the creation of databases in the ITC field.

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