National Policy on Telecommunications
The availability of an efficient, reliable and affordable telecommunications system is a
key ingredient for promoting rapid socio-economic and political development of any
nation. Such a system must be universally accessible and cost effective.
Telecommunications is a vital engine of any economy; it is an essential infrastructure that
promotes the development of other sectors such as agriculture, education, industry,
health, banking, defence, transportation and tourism. It is indispensable in times of
national emergency or natural disasters. It considerably reduces the risks and rigours of
travel and rural- urban migration.