Minister's Speech

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Today's human society faces serious challenges such as poverty, starvation, environmental crises, droughts, malnutrition, bureaucracy and corruption.

Undoubtedly, these threats will increase in the post-corona world and would lead to economic stagnancy.

In the 60s and 70s, when the phenomenon of poverty was mostly studying from an economic point of view, the main cause was considered to be low income and unemployment. Today, as technology advances rapidly and spreads to all aspects of human life, the main cause of poverty is a factor called information deficiency.

In today's society where content and information production is growing rapidly, the digital gap between communities is one of the most central factors against development.

That is why the World Bank introduced the Global Connectivity Program in 2003 as one of its core programs to help developing countries.

A quick look at the successful economic systems of Asian countries such as South Korea, Japan, and Singapore shows that there is a close and reciprocal relationship between information and development.

Meanwhile, the Afghan society, especially the country's telecommunications sector, as part of the global system, has always been influenced in the process of global change and has made good progress in this area.

I would like to thanks all the officials and staffs who have worked in this sector.

As Acting Minister of Communications and Information Technology, I have a clear vision of the vision and leading goals of the Government of Afghanistan under the leadership of H. E. Mohammad Ashraf Ghani with key objectives such as: firming up the democratic system, combating corruption, economic growth, supporting the private sector, attracting capital, the sacred peace process and promoting the status of youth and women. I am determined to focus my activities on the following key areas:

1. Development of telecommunication and technological infrastructures of the Ministry;

2. Increasing investment and economic growth in the telecommunications sector;

3. Empowerment and participation of women in the telecommunications and information technology sector;

4Compliance with international treaties, timely fulfillment of commitments made with the World Bank and other donors.

5. Strengthening the digital capacity and knowledge of the second institutions of the government and the people to reduce the digital gap;

6. Strengthening e-government.

Colleagues in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology should know that each of their efforts, innovations and creations will not be hidden from my eyes, and all my efforts will be for the flourishing of human capacity.

Undoubtedly, the principle of rewards and punishments will be taken into account in job management, qualified persons will be rewarded and those who are negligent or abuse their authority in performing their duties will be punished according to the applicable laws.

Lack of coordination among the country's various institutions has slowed down Afghanistan's progress to achieve sustainable and comprehensive development so far.

Consequently, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology emphasizes more than ever the principle of bilateral or multilateral cooperation with other ministries, public and private departments.

In the hope of a prosperous, secure, and developed Afghanistan


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