Tanzania Strives To Become An Online Business Hub On The African Continent

Tanzania’s Minister of Information, Communications, and Information Technology, Mr. Nape Nnauye, has said that his country is investing heavily in information and communications technology (ICT) to make it an online business hub in Africa.

The minister said the government was investing heavily in ICT, including the construction of the National Fiber Optic Cable network, named the National ICT Broadband Backbone, with a view to achieving its ICT vision. Mr. Nnauye was speaking at the commemoration of the annual Africa Postal Day in Dodoma recently.

Mr. Nnauye said the government has put in place laws, regulations, and procedures for overseeing online business. Mr. Emmanuel Mannaseh, director of communications with the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), said the regulator will continue to create a friendly environment that will enable the youth to participate in the digital economy. He urged the youth to use opportunities created by digital technology to improve their welfare.

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