More Africa NewsSenegal: President instructs telecoms ministry to strengthen universal service fund

March 29, 2022by myles0
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Agence Ecofin reports Senegal’s president Macky Sall has instructed the Ministry of Digital Economy and Telecommunications to optimise telecoms network coverage by strengthening the universal service fund. Stressing further public and private investment is required to further the country’s inclusive digital development, President Sall told a Council of Ministers meeting last week that there is an ‘urgent need to redeploy and improve the intervention mechanisms of the Universal Service Funds for Telecommunications (FDSUT)’, adding that an assessment of the institution’s activities remains a priority.

Improving access to telecom services, particularly broadband and mobile payment services, plays a key role in the government’s ‘Digital Senegal’ strategy for the digital transformation of several sectors including health and education, as well as the wider ‘Emerging Senegal’ economic development plan.

Source: Commsupdate

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