With the digital transformation accelerating in Africa, the telecommunications sector has taken an important place in the economies. The Guinean regulator has decided to adopt a precise modus operandi to face the current and future challenges of the sector.
The Regulatory Authority for Posts and Telecommunications of Guinea (ARPT) unveiled its new strategic development plan (PSD) for the period 2023-2025 on Friday, December 16. This plan should serve as the main benchmark and roadmap for both annual planning needs and for the performance evaluation of the institution’s management teams over the next 3 years.
According to Sékou Oumar Barry, CEO of the ARPT, the regulator called on an international firm to design the three-year plan. This plan is based on 4 pillars, namely governance, rules and regulations, protection of consumers and citizens, and innovation. Added to this are 9 strategic objectives, 17 programs, 43 projects, a detailed action plan, a governance and monitoring and evaluation system.
The establishment of the PSD is part of the ambitions of the ARPT, which wants to become “ the benchmark for collaborative governance and regulation ” by 2025. It comes on top of the actions undertaken by the regulator under the impetus of the government, to accelerate the development of the postal and telecommunications sector. In particular, the authorities have begun to relaunch the national post office and the incumbent operator Guinée Télécoms (formerly SOTELGUI).
“ Other avenues are emerging for 2023, in partnership with all the players. Today, the Republic of Guinea, under the enlightened leadership of the National Council of the Rally for Development (CNRD), is determined to continue to make the ARPT an important lever for its economic and sustainable development on the national and international scene. said Barry.