The government of Cameroon to promote work opportunities for women in digital sector

LAGOS, Nigeria—Reports from Cameroon says the government is keen on efforts to enhance the skills of and opportunities for women in digital business as part of the measures to draw more young girls to the sector.

According to the country’s telecommunications minister on Thursday, March 7, 2019, the government has shifted to a policy aimed at job creation in science, technology, engineering and math.

“The more women we have in digital business, the better for the emancipation and growth of women,” said Minister of Post and Telecommunications Minette Libom Li Likeng.

“Digital economy is the future for our country and Africa. It plays a very important role in economies in developing countries. We will look for efficient and effective ways to encourage young digital entrepreneurs,”

Likeng said while meeting with young female digital entrepreneurs at the National Advanced School of Post and Telecommunications.

The event was part of the activities to mark the International Women’s Day on March 8.

Over 2,900 female students have been trained by the school with government support, Likeng said, calling for efforts to enroll more girls to the school as more businesswomen are in E-commerce.

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Dave Okonjie

Dave Okonjie is a public affairs analyst, researcher and senior issues correspondent.
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