Liberia Information and Communications Technology Reporters Association (LICTRA) that promotes and disseminates information about the sector is expected to be launched on Wednesday, September 9, in Monrovia.
The association will periodically contact all sector leaders to provide details regarding performances and challenges facing the system in the country.
Ramsey T. Gorwor, Sr. the executive director of LICTRA, told the Daily Observer yesterday that the organization will report on all telecommunications related issues in the country as well as inform the public on emerging developments.
Mr. Gorwor disclosed that the organization will also initiate programs, including hosting a technology event similar to Ted Talks, involving students from all ICT entities in Liberia.
“Today technology makes work easier and help to develop new skills. With the introduction of computers there has been a paradigm shift making information accessible to almost half of the world’s population,” he added.
He then acknowledged ICT organizations and supporting partners in the country who have and continue to make immense contributions towards the development of the sector; and called on the government to construct more ICT centers, and provide local and foreign scholarships as a means of encourage more Liberians in the sector.
“It will attract foreign companies and lead to a sharp increase for jobs and will also help promote the telecommunications sector, including all the ICT activities and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications’ policies as well as the Liberia Telecommunication Authority,” he said.
He thanked the Post Master General of Liberia, Dr. Frederick B. Norkeh for the construction of ICT components within the ministry, including Chief Information Office (CIO) and the Project Management Office (PMO) and the newly constructed ICT center in Sinoe.
The September 9 launching program will be graced by the Minister of Posts and Telecommunication, Dr. Norkeh, LTA Managing Director, Angelique Weeks, LIBTECO Managing Director, Sebastian Muah, and the Press Union of Liberia president Abdullai Kamara, amongst others.