Libya will host the North African Internet Governance Forum on February 23, while the Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has announced that his government will pay the costs of the forum, according to the General Authority for Telecommunications and Information.
The General Authority for Telecommunications and Information, Libya Telecom and Technology Company, and the Libyan Internet Commission, held a press conference in Tripoli on Monday to announce hosting the forum, which is organized by the General Authority for Telecommunications and Information, in the presence of the Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Adel Jumua, and the Minister of State for Communication and Political Affairs Walid Ellafi.
The Ministry of Telecommunications said in a statement that the event came within the general policy of the Telecommunications Commission and its plan for 2023, which bears the slogan "Digital Libya 202", and within the objectives of developing policies, legislation, laws and regulations related to digital transformation and Internet governance.
The Minister of Communication and Political Affairs Walid Ellafi confirmed that Libya was one of the African countries "that is located in an important geographical position, being a transit gateway in the field of telecommunications and the Internet in the future, which requires interventions at the policy level, so the government adopted the executive regulations of the Telecommunications Law and it worked on building and developing youth capacities to ensure high levels of service.
Ellafi stressed the need for Africa to devise ways to keep pace with the growing demand for digital infrastructure, bridge communication gaps, and create decent job opportunities.