By R Joyclyn Wea
Orange Liberia has vowed to support the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, ICT but most especially students in the sector.
The company through its representative Kimmie Weeks made the commitment at the celebration of this year’s world telecommunication and information society day (WTISD) held at the University of Liberia, Capitol Hill Campus.
According to Kimmie weeks, too many things missing in Liberia and can be achieved through the use and advancement of ICT sector.
He further noted that Liberia has been left behind in term of artificial intelligence (AI); therefore, they should employ measures to tackle the many problems the nation is faced with.
In a special remark, the Deputy Minister For Technical Services at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, Prosper Browne, said the ministry along with partners is putting into play mechanisms that are essential to the improvement of the telecommunication and information communication and technology sector including the crafting of phase two of the ministry’s information communication and technology policy which is key to providing the trajectory that the government is using in improving the sector.
“We shall endeavor to build the capacity of people and develop the necessary framework across every sphere within our nation for the advancement of information communication and technology,” Browne stated.
He further state that keen attention is being placed on youths who he claimed are the fore runners of telecommunications and information communication and technology programs.
Browne pointed out that AI-based technologies are already emerging as a key component of proactive tools and applications being used to help people lead better lives by improving healthcare, education, finance, agriculture, transportation and a wide range of other services.
He further emphasized that as member state of the international telecommunication union, celebrating the day under said theme will help them direct focus on the opportunity of how artificial intelligence can be of significant help in accelerating achievements of the SDGs by 2030.
Meanwhile, the purpose of WTISD is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as ways to bridge the digital divide.
May 17 each year marks the anniversary of the signing of the first international telegraph convention and the creation of the international telecommunication union.
This year WTISD was celebrated under the theme “enabling the positive use of artificial intelligence for all, with focus on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.