Cape Verde plans to become digital hub

During the Web Summit 2020, Cape Verde Prime Minister José Ulisses expressed the island state’s plan to promote digital friendly policies and infrastructure to become a regional information and communications hub aiming to build a prosperous digital economy  for all citizens. ‘We have a good telecommunications infrastructure. We want to be the digital platform in Africa to attract foreign digital investment, digital organisations looking to build business and become the venue for international conferences,’ explained the prime minister. To address the digital divide, the government would hinge on special incentives to make the Internet more accessible with a special focus on education, extracurricular programmes, and vocational training. To overcome youth unemployment, the government has established an ecosystem for investment and digital entrepreneurship which will provide employment for youth. ‘Through the concept of digital democratisation, we hope to make internet access an essential right,’ the prime minister concluded.