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EA business council, experts call for uniform ICT, e-commerce policies

Published on October 31, 2017

Regional business leaders and experts have called for harmonised Information Communication Technology (ICT) and e-commerce policies, saying this would help fast-track socio-economic development in East Africa.

Lilian Awinja, the East African Business Council (EABC) chief executive, noted that ICT is a key business enabler for sectors like trade, tourism, education and agriculture, finance and transport, among others. She added that many components of the ICT sector are cross-cutting and cross-border, hence the need for a harmonised legal and regulatory framework. The official added that the region must improve its e-commerce systems to boost trade and related services, among others. Read more. Source | New Times