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Biya, Huawei Executives seal deal to strengthen Cameroon’s digital economy

Cameroon's President, Paul Biya  and Huawei Executives have signed a deal to strengthen the country's digital economy. Biya on Friday,…

Cameroon’s President, Paul Biya  and Huawei Executives have signed a deal to strengthen the country’s digital economy.

Biya on Friday, March 23, led an official delegation to Huawei’s Beijing campus in the Chinese capital, where he was received by Peng Song, President of Huawei Northern Africa.

Going by the deal the Huawei executives plan to work hard to bring better connectivity and more digital opportunities to Cameroon’s people and industries. They equally pledged to continue contributing to the development of Cameroon’s digital economy through the extension of the national backbone optical fibre network, the rural solar power scheme, safe city initiative and marine cable.

Speaking on behalf of the Huwei group, Peng Aong said “Digital Cameroon 2035 is an incredibly important initiative, and Huawei is 100 percent on board with the government’s strategic goals,”.

“Together, we will build out the country’s digital infrastructure and lay the foundation for a flourishing digital economy,” Somg added.

For his part, Biya lauded Huawei and Cameroon for fruitfully and productively working together.

“By visiting Huawei, I hope to express Cameroon’s willingness to continue this collaboration. May we keep working closely and produce fantastic results,” Biya said.

Huawei was first established in Cameroon in 2005 and it’s offices has produced more than 300 employees, of which 70 percent are Cameroonians.

In 2016, the company launched its Seeds for the Future programme, which sent 20 outstanding students from public universities to Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, for two week’s training and knowledge transfer with experts.

 

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