The need for African countries to adapt to current technological and institutional changes are being discussed at the 9th conference of presidents of regulatory networks that opened in Yaoundé on December 12.

The ceremony was declared open by the Minister of Communication Issa Tchiroma Bakary on behalf of the Prime Minister and Head of Government Philemon Yang.

The conference placed under the auspices of the Head of State President Paul Biya brought together representatives of communication regulatory agencies from some 30 African countries.

During the conference, the representatives will vote in a president and a vice president of the network from the host country, for a two year mandate.

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The conference which is to run till Friday December 14 will equally feature festivities to mark the 20th anniversary of the African Communication and Regulatory Authorities Network.

It focuses on the challenges and the prospects of the network, two decades after its creation.

At the forum Cameroon’s National Communication Council president Peter Essoka will be elected the next president of the network for a two year mandate.

Worthy of note is the fact that it is the first time Cameroon is hosting the conference of the African Communication Regulatory Authorities Network since its creation 20 years ago


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