At the end of the Forum on the Digital Economy which was held in Yaoundé from 15 to 17 May 2017, many memoranda of understanding were initiated between public agencies, ministries and international companies.
According to Post and Telecommunications Minister Minette Libom li Likeng (photo), the most important are those signed, on one hand between the incumbent operator Cameroon Telecommunications (Camtel) and the Canadian company Airbit, and on the other hand Between Campost and Singapore-based Interswift.
The memorandum signed between Camtel and Airbit concerns the extension of Internet connectivity to rural areas of the country. This operation will be done thanks to the satellite. “When we are going to be able to cover the hinterland with the Internet, by putting training content in it, even those who have not studied and who think they have been abandoned, will become real digital carriers, “explained the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications.
Concerning the memorandum signed between Campost and Interswift, it deals with the facilitation of electronic payment and the promotion of e-commerce, so that even the smallest scholarships can access remote payment.
It is almost 10 agreements that have been signed out of the some 26 presented and discussed by the stakeholders during the forum. According to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, the other contracts are examined and will be finalized in the near future. Among them is a special project called “Digital City“.