Cooperation brings computers to Guinea Bissau

Following a decision by ANACOM’s Management Board to authorise the donation of 10 personal computers to the National Regulatory Authority of Guinea Bissau (ARN), a ceremony was held on 8 February 2011 to mark the handover of the equipment, effected using diplomatic channels through the Portuguese Embassy in the country.

The Guinean Secretary of State for Telecommunications, Infrastructure and Transport, José Carlos Esteves, underlined the importance of the act for supporting the country’s ongoing reform of communications regulation.  Meanwhile, Portugal’s Ambassador to Guinea-Bissau, António Ricoca Freire, noted the diversity of cooperation between the two countries and the advances in the Indicative Cooperation Programme for 2011-2013, which covers justice, security, health, education and social protection.

This donation of equipment comes in a context of bilateral cooperation between the two institutions and as part of the 2010 Annual Cooperation Plan with the old ICGB - Instituto das Comunicações da Guiné-Bissau, incorporated into the ARN in May 2010.