The Mobile World Congress Africa and Policy Leadership Forum is the first to be held in Africa. MWC Africa which brings together a variety of industry sectors, business leaders, and policy makers within the region’s mobile ecosystem over a three-day event that started today 25th October and ends on the 27th October 2022.

The Sierra Leone delegation includes the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of information and communications Mr. Tamba Edward Juana, The Chairman of the Information and Communications Committee in the House of Parliament, Hon. Boston Munda, the Director General of the National Communications Authority (NatCA) Daniel B. Kaitibi, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Access Development Fund (UADF) Marie Momoh.

After the grand opening of the MWC Africa Policy and leadership Forum 2022 by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame, the Sierra Leone delegation held several sideline meetings with different partners, including Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA), SMART Ministerial meeting, Orange and a 5G event.

In all of these meetings, there were general consensus that, Africa’s potential to grow through digital transformation must be harnessed. It was noted that, the major catalysts towards the socio-economic welfare of Africa lie in the power of mobile connectivity and industry collaboration.

Sierra Leone is currently working with the World Bank on a $50 million dollars project on Digital Transformation in line with President Dr. Julius Maada Bio’s vision to accelerate development through Information and Technology. Sierra Leone, for the first time in its history has innovated ways to improve governance through platforms like e-Cabinet, Biometric registration, and Digital register in offices.

The delegation is in Kigali to partner, learn and network with solid digital Firms to assist the country’s digital transformation aspirations.

The delegation is expected to meet more partners in the coming two days of the event.

CREDIT: Strategic Communications Unit, Ministry of Information and Communications