ITU launches telecentre campaign for 20 African countries

14 Jan 2005

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is spearheading an initiative to deploy a network of 100 multipurpose community telecentres (MCTs) spanning 20 countries in Africa. It is hoped that MCTs will provide local communities with access to ICT services and in turn help them to improve their social and economic status. Hamadoun Touré, the director of the ITU Development Bureau, said ‘Multipurpose community centres are one of the most innovative and practical ways to bring the benefits of the information society to the people of Africa.’ The initiative was requested by a number of African countries including Benin, Burundi, Central African Republic, DRC, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Malawi, Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia.

Congo, Rep., Gambia, Malawi