DR Congo: Guma offers expertise for digital transition

By : Samira Njoya

Date : vendredi, 12 mai 2023 15:57

The dematerialization of public services and the construction of digital infrastructure are key components of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s digital transformation strategy.  The proposals aim to support the implementation of those goals. 

South African IT company Guma recently expressed its interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s digital industry.  Last Thursday (May 4), Digital Minister Désiré-Cashmir Kolongele granted an audience to the company’s executive director, Maphum Nxumalo.

After the audience, Maphum Nxumalo explained that the discussions focused on digitalization, specifically on digital transformation processes. "We exchanged on the digital governance of the Congolese ecosystem, on how to make public information easily accessible to the population," he added.

The audience is granted in a context where the Democratic Republic of Congo is working to further develop its digital sector to greatly transform its economy by 2025.  

Since 2019, through the National Digital Plan (PNN), the executive is working to modernize infrastructure, extend telecom coverage, boost access to digital tools,  and secure digital content channels, among other things. To successfully implement that strategy, the country opened its doors to foreign investors specializing in digital technology.

Guma, which has over 30 years of experience in the field, wants to be one of such investors and provide its expertise in several areas including the dematerialization of administrative processes.

Samira Njoya


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