Camtel Marks Anniversary with Parliamentarians’ Day, Pushes for Stronger Digital Laws

Camtel, legislators discuss digital laws for Cameroon’s economic growth, urge stronger protections for infrastructure.

As part of its 25th-anniversary celebrations, Cameroon’s national telecom operator, Camtel, hosted a Parliamentarians’ Day on June 25th, 2024. Held under the theme “Digital legislation for the structural transformation of the Cameroonian economy,” the event brought together parliamentarians at the Mont Febe Hotel in Yaoundé.

Discussions focused on the challenges facing Cameroon’s digital development, including crucial topics like personal data protection, cybercrime prevention, and infrastructure deployment. Camtel CEO, Judith Yah Sunday épse Achidi, highlighted the critical need for “clear legislation, adapted to the technological realities and needs of our constantly evolving society.”

The Parliamentarians’ Day didn’t end with just discussions. It concluded with a series of key recommendations for Camtel, parliamentarians, and the government. Notably, Camtel called for strengthened measures to combat vandalism and sabotage of its telecommunications infrastructure, emphasizing the importance of these national assets. They urged collaboration with public authorities for a more robust security system.

Overall, the recommendations point towards a multi-pronged approach. Increased cooperation between stakeholders and a stronger legal framework for digital matters are seen as vital for fostering Cameroon’s economic transformation through a thriving digital landscape.

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