Tripoli-based Libyan prime minister Abd Alhameed Aldabaiba, approved the National Strategy for the Communications and Informatics sector in Libya with the head of the General Authority for Communications and Informatics Abdel Basset Al-Baour, and in the presence of the Chairman of the Holding Company for Telecommunications (LPTIC), Mohamed Bin Ayad.
Commenting on the adoption of the strategy, the head of the General Authority for Communications and Informatics, Abdelbaset Al-Baour, told the Libya Herald that the completion of work on the strategy and its launch is a major event that will lay the foundation for effective projects that will in turn contribute to the development of communications and informatics in Libya.
Libyan cadres performed during difficult years
He referred to the continuous work and the great effort exerted by national cadres specialized in the field of communications and information technology in building and launching the strategy. He also referred to their commitment in providing communication and internet services and technical solutions to all sectors during the past years, which were difficult and arduous for workers in the sector.
Praises PM’s policy
Al-Bauour valued the role of Prime Minister Alabaiba in ‘‘restoring life’’ to the telecommunications sector by developing the legal environment, referring to the challenges of global digital transformations and the vital role of telecommunications in economic and social development. He said this prompted the Authority to develop work mechanisms according to a new vision that is compatible with recent developments and achieves development.
Reviewed recent achievements
He reviewed the most important recent achievements, including the adoption of executive regulations in the Telecommunications Law, the preparation of a draft of a new law for communications and information technology, in addition to the settlement of all administrative and financial procedures for the Authority, which supported and stimulated more effort, in addition to supporting the expansion of partnership with the private sector.
Regarding the strategy and its details, Al-Baour said that it was signed within the framework of the Communications Authority’s vision aimed at creating a sustainable and secure digital sector for a knowledge-connected society capable of transforming Libya into an international transit centre across Africa. It also aims to integrate informatics in all sectors of the country to achieve sustainable social and economic development.
He added, “Through the strategy, the Communications Authority aims to provide communications for all at fair prices, create an enabling environment for communications and informatics, as well as use communications and informatics for good governance.
It also aims to ensure the security of infrastructure and the integrity of confidentiality of data used, in addition to improving economic growth and sustainable development, developing skills and promoting the erasure of digital illiteracy, and the provision of comprehensive postal services with appropriate quality and prices.
To achieve the strategy, he expanded, the Authority relies on solid management placing communications and informatics at the heart of the economic programme. This includes enabling everyone to access information, investing in human capabilities in the field, in addition to enhancing sustainability, conducting accurate measurement that ensure the integrity of sector data, updating statistics and dissemination, and building and ensuring sound and secure systems.