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March 18, 2019by myles

The Government of the Republic of Angola and the World Bank are currently considering ways to develop the national digital economy. José Carvalho da Rocha, Angolan Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, said on 14 March 2019, on the sidelines of a meeting with the Vice President of the World Bank for Africa, Hafez Ghanem.

The representative of the international financial institution was in the country, since March 13, 2019, where he met the President of the Republic, João Lourenço. Hafez Ghanem also pointed out that the World Bank has ”  discussed with the President how we can support the country’s development, mainly in the area of ​​poverty reduction and in the areas of social protection, education and health “ . Digital, given its cross-cutting nature, can help the country achieve these goals. Hence the interest given to the development of this sector by the World Bank.

José Carvalho da Rocha said the Angolan government should, thanks to the results of work with the World Bank, soon determine the investments to be made for its digital sector. ”  We talked about a number of issues. We will work on it and see how we can work together to provide services to the population,  “he said.

Source: Agence Ecofin

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