Leaders on the African continent have been urged to focus more on infrastructure development to maximisa the opportunities that abound in the ICT sector.
The call by a communication expert, Dr. Josef Molokwu is coming on the heels of the just concluded Transform Africa summit where ICT was identified as a major developmental tool for the continent.
“There are so many things that are antecedent to it, there are things that need to be done, ICT on its own cannot be a solution, it has to be in collaboration, in partnership with a lot of other factors so Africa should do well by first addressing those factors before talking of ICT, it cannot be mentioned in isolation,’’ Molokwu said.
He also said governments needed to create the enabling environment for the ICT to thrive, because according to him “ for you to come into the ICT world, you need to have constant power supply because shortage of power prevents a lot of young men from exploring, because the environment has prevented them largely from actualizing their benefits.’’
Molokwu also urged the various governments on the continent to invest more on the training of youths to enable them get the required skills and expertise needed to explore the ICT world.
The Transform African Summit was a three-day summit held in Kigali, Rwanda.
The Summit brought together different players from across the African continent and the world to discuss on ways to fast track the continent’s digital transformation agenda.
The summit which was the third in the series had the theme’’ Smart Cities Fast Forward.”