Guinea’s Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (L’Autoritie de Regulation des Postes et Telecommunications, ARPT) has unveiled its new strategic development plan for the period 2023-2025, which will serve as the main benchmark and roadmap for the body’s annual planning and performance evaluation over the next three years.
According to ARPT managing director Sekou Oumar Barry, the plan is based on four pillars, namely governance, rules and regulation, protection of consumers and citizens, and innovation. In addition, there are nine strategic objectives, 17 programmes, 43 projects, a detailed action plan as well as provisions for governance and performance monitoring. Establishing the plan forms part of the ARPT’s ambition to become ‘the benchmark for collaborative governance and regulation’ by 2025, the executive noted, adding: ‘The general management, under the impetus of the new authorities, wants to ensure the organisation makes a significant contribution to Guinea’s economy.’
The new strategic plan is the latest in a series of measures implemented by the regulator since the ruling military junta assumed power in September 2021. These include cuts to interconnection rates and call charges, penalties for service failings, and moves to relaunch the incumbent operator Guinee Telecom (formerly Sotelgui).