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CA boss elected to continental post

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Board Chairperson, Ms. Mary Mungai, secured the post of the Vice Chairperson of the Council of African Regulators (CAR), a consultative forum for ICT regulators within the Smart Africa Alliance.

Ms. Mungai settled for the Vice Chairperson’s position after emerging second in the Chairpersons’ race, which was won by Mr. Mamady Doumbouya, the Director General of the Regulatory Authority for Posts and Telecommunications for Guinea Conakry, with 12 votes.

A statement to newsrooms indicated that Ms. Mungai garnered seven (7) votes, while Malawi’s Mr. Daud Suleman, who is the Director General of the Communications Regulatory Authority, came in third with four (4) votes.

Elections for the position took place at the 13th meeting of the Council of African Regulators in Lilongwe, Malawi, held between April 17 and 19, 2024.

Smart Africa is a Pan-African agency for ICTs, started in 2013 as a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government to accelerate sustainable socioeconomic development on the continent through access to broadband and the usage of ICTs.

“Ms. Mungai’s election comes barely two months after Kenya won the bid to host the Transform Africa Summit (TAS) later in the year, from August 28 to 30, 2024,” read the statement in part.

Hosted annually by Smart Africa, the TAS is the continent’s leading forum, bringing together over 5,000 delegates comprising regional and global leaders to discuss ways of accelerating Africa’s digital transformation.

By Joseph Ng’ang’a

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