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Somalia passes draft communications act

The Somali cabinet has unanimously passed the draft National Communications Act, which aims to establish the legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks for the country’s thriving telecoms sector, notes TeleGeography. Local news source Mareeg Media reports that the draft legislation was submitted by the ministry of posts, telecommunications and technology, which in recent months has held consultations on the proposed act with various stakeholders, including regional states, telecoms operators and ISPs. “The most important and urgent issue the industry needs is an effective regulatory framework. Once passed by parliament, the act will open a lot of opportunities for the sector and help us protect our investors both locally and internationally,” commented minister, Abdi Ashur Hassan. Read more

  • Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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