Sidie Tunis Speaks at Commonwealth ICT and Telecommunications Forum 2019

Sidie Tunis Speaks at Commonwealth ICT and Telecommunications Forum 2019 Sidie Tunis Speaks at Commonwealth ICT and Telecommunications Forum 2019

Honorable Sidie Mohamed Tunis, the Leader of Government Business in the Sierra Leone House of Parliament has on Monday 30th September 2019 spoken at the Commonwealth ICT and Telecommunications Forum 2019, which is currently ongoing in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from Monday 30th September to Wednesday 1st October 2019.

Taking place in the margins of the 59th Council Meeting which will be held from 4th to 5th October 2019, of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, the Forum is the premier ICT conference of the Commonwealth, senior policymakers, regulators and industry leaders from across the Commonwealth and beyond gather to examine the most topical issues in the ICT sectors. The discussions focus on policy, regulation, technologies, operations, investment and multilateral cooperation.

Honourable Tunis, who spoke extensively at the first (1st) session of the programme on the theme: “Toward a digital Commonwealth for all” was joined on the panel discussion by several eminent government officials from around the world. This included: Honourable Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Civil Service and Communications, Republic of Fiji and Chair of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation; Honourable Mustafa Jabbar, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; Honourable Norah Lute Munsu, Member of Parliament Republic of Namibia; and Peter Blaker, Head of Global Internet Governance, Department of Digital Culture, Media and Sports, United Kingdom.

Dilating on the strives made so far by Sierra Leone towards the enhancement of digitalization in the Commonwealth region, Honourable Tunis said as a nation, Sierra Leone over a year ago launched the Free Quality Education (FQE) Programme with the aim of providing education to all pupils in public schools across the country. He said, therefore, building on that, we are trying to ensure that our learning institutions get free internet facilities. He commended SALCAB for the launching of internet the installation in schools across the country.

He said, the FQE Programme resonates perfectly with the theme of digitalization in Commonwealth as that can only be achieved if internet facilities are accessible in schools. He said, Sierra Leone is already in the path, and that the country must use it.

Furthermore, Mr Tunis spoke about the issue of data protection. He said, Commonwealth is saying that data of citizens must be protected, but forget the fact that not all members of the Commonwealth has the same capacity and capability to protect date. He said for instance, one cannot compare date protection plans in Sierra Leone to that of UK. However, he said for all nations to achieve this, we must first of all work together with Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation which can then capacitate our national regulatory bodies like National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) of Sierra Leone.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth ICT and Telecommunications Forum 2019, is geared towards discussion on topics like broadband planning for digital transformation, the changing nature of universal service funds, over-the-top operators, the impact of net neutrality regulations, cyber security, general data protection regulation, blockchain and global opportunities.

The conference focuses on the network with international stakeholders policymakers, regulators and private sector, discuss the future of mobile technologies and applications, assess the latest funding and investment opportunities in ICTs across the commonwealth, learn how to implement effective regulatory tools and policies.

Representing Sierra Leone at the Commonwealth ICT and Telecommunications Forum 2019 are the NATCOM Chairman, Mohamed Sheriff; Deputy Director General NATCOM Daniel B. Kaitibi and the Opposition Whip in the House of Parliament, Hon Hassan Sesay.


Friday, August 21st 2019 marks a year of the passing of Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy, wife of Late Honourable Dr. Sheikh Batu Daramy (First Financial Secretary of Sierra Leone) and Member of Parliament of Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).  Hadja Hawa was born 1st December 1922 to Sowoi Mariama Fortune and Alhaji Ali Khadar.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy hails from Mongeray, Kpaka, Pujehun where her mother was born.  Oh! how she just loved Mongeray.   Her father was born in Helba, North Lebanon.
Hadja Hawa Khadar Daramy passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday 21st August


With gratitude to God for a life well lived

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Sunrise:11 February 1925
Sunset : 10 March 2019
Aged 94
Funeral & Communion service : Friday 22 March at the Ebenezer Methodist Church Murray Town at 2:30
From the Children and grandchildren at home and abroad.

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