Angola’s Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, in partnership with the National Center for Information Technology, has officially launched the digital project “Angola Online”, which aims to roll out internet access to five million Angolans by 2017.
The initiative, which includes the nationwide installation of free Internet access points in areas of higher population density, was launched at the School Ngola M’bandi in Luanda this week, in a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha.
The project will initially cover Luanda’s Cazenga Historic Landmark area, Independence Square, Casa da Juventude de Viana, Samba Recreation Park, Largo Schools, High Institute of Telecommunications (Itel), Largo da Igreja São Domingos, the University City and the Family Square. Citizens will be entitled to two hours’ free internet surfing daily in the access areas.
“Let’s take the project to other parts of the country so that more and more young people have access to internet in places like schools,” said the deputy governor of Luanda for Technical Services and Infrastructure structures, Agostinho da Silva.
source: BizTech Africa