Vice President Joseph N. Boakai
VP Boakai Commissions Internet Exchange Point (IXP)
MONROVIA, August 6 (LINA)-Vice President Joseph N. Boakai is urging Liberians to take advantage of the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) to showcase Liberia’s rich cultural heritage, identity and diversity.
He further urged Liberians to use the Internet Exchange Point as an open door to the world from where young people can enhance their learning and broaden their knowledge on the information super highway.
A press release quotes the Vice President as saying the Government is taking strategic steps to enable its citizens and other users gain access to the different services online, and pointed out that the internet exchange point opens wide the window which is part of the process of enriched education in a new Liberia.
Vice President Boakai made the call Thursday at the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications during the commissioning ceremony of the Internet Exchange Point in Monrovia that now brings Liberia amongst the first 10 nations that have taken practical steps in establishing their internet exchange points with support from the African Union.
According to the release, Vice President Boakai said: “We feel obligated to establish this facility in Liberia, as a duty to our citizens and other residents and that duty is to provide all diverse and potential users a state of the art technology that can enhance their businesses, professional and individual aspirations.”
The Vice President went on to say that establishing the national internet exchange point is a critical policy priority that supports national development through the provision of shared infrastructure.
He indicated that every nation that has made sustainable progress and improved the livelihood of its people has done so prioritizing communication.
Vice President Boakai emphasized “we have now established the national internet exchange Point with support from the African Union”, and challenged “all concerned to take advantage of these facilities and create local content that provides a thorough characterization of our past, present as well as our aspiration as a people.”
He explained that the creation of local content is a professional enterprise that is void of malice, deception, bias and fabrication that can lend itself to knowledge creation,” the release concluded.