Sierra Leone prepares comms plan

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Sierra Leone prepares comms plan

A workshop for stakeholders is underway in Sierra Leon to discuss expectations management on the landing and operationalising of new fibre optic capacity in the country.

The workshop, attended by Sierra Leone Cable Limited (SALCAB) and the West Africa Regional Communication Infrastructure Program (WARCIP), was formally opened by the Deputy Minister of Information & Communications, Sheka Tarawalie, this week.

The 17 000km Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable, which links 23 countries between France and South Africa, landed in Sierra Leone in October last year, but is not yet operational.

The Minister noted: “There remains a lot more to do before the cable becomes operational. It is therefore necessary to adequately inform the public as to what still has to be done and when they can start using it.

We are gathered here for a brain-storming session to prepare a Communications Strategy which will guide the Project Implementation Unit in disseminating information to the public. I am therefore encouraging you all to fully participate in it, because we all have a stake in it.”

In a bid to improve telecoms in the country, the government of Sierra Leone has also released a road map for the revision of telecoms laws and full liberalisation of the country's international telecom gateway.



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