In Cameroon, the government finally ruled on the cut-off of the Internet in the two English-speaking regions of the country since 17 January 2017. And the reaction came from the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, who according to several sources Execute the order to disconnect the northwest and southwest regions plunged since November 2016 into a socio-political crisis.
Minette Libom Li Likeng wanted to reassure economic operators during the 8th session of the Cameroon Business Forum held in Douala on 13 March 2017.
“There are unpleasant situations for which certain decisions are made. Everything is done to ensure that serenity comes back, that the Internet is available everywhere. It’s just a matter of patience and everyone needs to get their act together, “said the minister, who had so far refrained from speaking on the issue.
Minette Libom Li Likeng insisted on the need to have the Internet to develop a true digital economy in Cameroon.
“The Head of State has recalled enough, the whole government is mobilized to achieve the expansion of the digital economy. And it can not be done without the Internet, “the minister explained.
At the last point made last February, the Internet without borders estimated the losses due to the cut of the Internet to 1.35 million $, that is to say 832 million F.Cfa. The blow is particularly harsh for the many start-ups in the digital sector. These very small companies have relocated their base to settle where they can, especially where the Internet is available.