Ministry of Communications and Information Technology celebrates the World Telecommunication & Information Society Day
His Excellency President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, First Vice President, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Masooma Khavari, representatives of the Sectoral Administration, members of the Cabinet, some members of the National Assembly, professors and technology experts were the participant of the event.
In his speech congratulating the World Telecommunication and the information society Day, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani called the role of technology important in various fields.
Remembering the significant progress made in the telecommunications and information technology sector, the President said that the lack of technical and specialized capacity in this sector is a critical challenge and called on the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission to prioritize the recruitment of IT specialists.
While appreciating the continual support of the President, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Masooma Khavari congratulated the people, especially the ICT sector experts, on the International Telecommunication and the information society Day.
She said the purpose of celebrating this day was to mark the importance of communication and how information is transmitted around the world.
Minister expressed that reaching out to digital Afghanistan is one of the chief objectives of the MCIT and emphasized the further efforts to achieve this goal.
Minister Khavari highlighted that the MCIT has several plans in hand to increase digital literacy and promote the use of information technology at various levels of society.
She said that the MCIT is one of the most important and specialized entity in the technology sector. Providing better environment for improving the quality of life is one of its important tasks.
She specified that the progress in technologies helps creating transparency, preventing administrative and financial corruption, as well as reduce the level of armed crime, robbery, and the activities of armed groups.
She said that the information technology has gradually transformed the nature of communication and at the same time, has provided better life opportunities.
In the end, minister Khavari asked the President to provide more support and pay attention to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
At the event, the First Vice President, Director of Science and Innovation of MCIT Tawfiq Popal, and Zahra Azami, on behalf of the technology graduates, also spoke and shared their views.
World Telecommunication Day (WTD) is celebrated every year on May 17 to highlight the role of Information and Communication Technology in today’s world. The theme for this year is ‘Accelerating digital transformation in challenging times. ’