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A-G: Equal Technology Access Critical For Us To Meet Global Challenges

  In order to meet the challenges of the globalised world, Fiji believes it is critical we are able to access technology in a manner equal to those received in
14 Sep 2016 11:27
A-G: Equal Technology Access Critical For Us To Meet Global Challenges
Dr Agbor Ako, Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, and Ronald Katamba with their prizes during the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum dinner at the Westin Fiji Resort and Spa last night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

 

In order to meet the challenges of the globalised world, Fiji believes it is critical we are able to access technology in a manner equal to those received in bigger countries.

Attorney-General, Minister for Economy and Communications, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, made these comments before representatives attending the 2016 Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum.

The three-day forum at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Denarau Island concludes today.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said such access would also enable us to address many inequalities that may exist in our society including access to information.

“Indeed when you are talking on a global platform, it is very critical that we all have access to such technology because it creates a more equal global society,” he said.

“Information Communication and technology (ICT) is very important for all countries in the world.

“And from a Pacific Island perspective, it is even more critical given the fact that there are a number of challenges that we do face.”

 

Commonwealth marks

15th anniversary

On Monday night, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation marked its 15th anniversary.

To commemorate the milestone, the Commonwealth ICT Youth Awards were handed.

The award recognises ICT innovating of youths.

Dr Agbor Ako of Cameroon was awarded for developing a maternity support app called Gifted Mum.

Ronald Katamba of Uganda was awarded for developing Livestock Management App called Jaguzi Livestock.

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