Angola: Telecom and Mass Media Sectors Merge

Luanda — The engineer Manuel Homem was appointed, last Monday, as the minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Mass Media.

A merger of the then Ministries of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, and that of Mass Media, takes effect. Within the framework of governmental reshuffle, this new ministerial department now has two secretaries of state, namely Nuno dos Anjos Caldas Albino, Secretary of State for Mass Media, and Mário Augusto da Silva Oliveira, Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Technologies. Manuel Homem was until now the Secretary of State for Information Technologies. He has a degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the Private University of Angola (UPRA). The new minister is taking a Master's degree in Web Technologies and Systems, at the Universidade Aberta of Lisbon (Portugal).

He has specialized training in Project Management from the IETEC Institute in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Between 1998 and 2006, he was a computer teacher and consultant in information and communication technologies. From 2006 to 2008, he was a systems specialist at the National Data Processing Centre (CNPD) for the Electoral Registry. From 2009 to 2011, he was a university lecturer of the Computer Engineering Course, in the specialties of Computer Networks, Computer Networks and Systems Administration, Databases and Information Systems, at the Lusíadas University of Angola (ULA) and Private Universities of Angola (UPRA). From 2010 to 2013, he was coordinator of the Technical Group for the Standardization of Information Systems, Technological Infrastructures, Database Management Systems and Public Administration Services, at the then MTTI and member of the Commission for the Implementation of Electronic Governance and the Private Network of the State (CIEGOV). Between 2013 and 2016 he was general director of the National Centre for Information Technologies (CNTI). From 2016 to 2017 he was head of the National Institute for the Promotion of the Information Society (INFOSI).

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