‘Time to Harmonize Telecom Regulations in West Africa’

first_imgTelecommunication Operators and Regulation Officials from Africa“We did not only limit the workshop to WATRA’s delegates as an advantage to us (Liberians), to have it hosted here because we invited individuals and a cross section of entities, including governments and other business entities.“Compliance absolutely is important; business people should not want for us to go after them but should make it their duty to meet all the requirements,” she added.WATRA President, Pierre Dandjinou, who spoke via skype to the participants, wants to ensure that the internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for innovation, economic development, and social progress for people around the world.“We are the world’s trusted independent source of leadership for internet policy, technology standards, and future development, so I hope that this conference will help regulators understand the sector,” he said.WATRA was born out of the need to address present day realities in the telecommunications industry in the sub-region, while focusing on the need for West Africa to evolve a harmonized regulatory identity to boost investment and investor confidence and to effectively regulate and monitor telecommunication services.The conference is being attended by executives of telecommunication operators and regulation officials from other African countries, including Cellcom/Orange and Lonestar Cell MTN and other international telecommunication bodies.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) LTA chairperson Weeks: “Our intent is to harmonize regulations across the region, so that as many developed countries you can move from one country to another in a similar fashion”A series of two back-to-back meetings of telecommunications governance bodies, Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly’s (WATRA) 14th annual general meeting of the conference of regulators opened yesterday in Monrovia with a call to harmonize telecommunications polices within the West African region.Madam Angelique Weeks, Chairperson of the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), stressed that the pace of development in the industry would continue to accelerate and regulatory institutions in developing countries, especially in Africa, need to develop strategies to keep abreast with the trend.“Our intent is to harmonize regulations across the region, so that you can move from one country to another in a similar fashion.“So, think about it, we all have ECOWAS passport and so even though we still have to go through immigration, we have a document to show a common relationship among ourselves; likewise the telecommunications sector and that is what we are aiming for in the region,” she said.She said such developments would create the enabling environment favorable to broadband deployment of wireless technologies for last mile connectivity to the internet.“We urgently need to reach a clear understanding of wireless internet’s development potential, identify the obstacles and develop a realistic plan of action that would bring together all governments, stakeholders and the private sector and civil society in a coherent and sustainable endeavor,” the LTA chairperson said.According to her, the conference is also intended to remove some of the barriers in the region, like free movement and affordable communications, which are in line with the LTA’s vision.“So, within the next four days, we will be doing capacity building in the ICANN workshop that will teach the participants about the ICANN Ecosystem and many other issues that are relevant to it and very particular for Liberia.last_img read more

Mavericks Barbers launch their own quality grooming range

first_imgThe Mavericks Barbers of Letterkenny have a big announcement to make this week. Here, they introduce their custom made male grooming range, available in the shop now: Well gentlemen, after a lot of hard work, research and design, the Mavericks team has pulled together a range of top-quality grooming products. The challenge was to deliver top quality products but only at good value prices to our customers! Well not only do we feel that we achieved this, but our customers are telling us that we have done it!!! We have started out with the top 5 products in demand in our store and added one more that we have been looking to create for a long, long time.Here is a rundown of the new Mavericks products…Mavericks Beard OilHemp oil helps moisturise the skin under the beard to eliminate skin dryness, whilst also preventing itching and irritation. Jojoba oil leaves the beard clean and soft revealing the hairs natural colour and elegance.Like any beard oil, ours does a number of jobs in keeping your beard in top shape. We have two different oils available, in two great scents Sandalwood and Artemis!Mavericks Beard OilMavericks Sea Salt SprayA fantastic product for creating a messy, undone look. It adds volume, texture and control like nothing else. Tonnes of value for your money.Also, it is the best product on the market for thickening fine hair. It is delivered in a fresh Coconut & Mandarin scent and available in 250ml.Mavericks Sea Salt SprayMavericks Boost Volume PowderA popular new way to style the modern hair cut is with volume powder. Our boost powder provides a firm hold, thickens hair whilst leaving a matt finish.It was a great challenge to bring this product to market at a good price as volume powder is very expensive. However, at €12 for 10g it is almost half the price of similar products, but the quality rivals the best in the market! Mavericks Boost Volume PowderMavericks Shaping PasteThe shaping paste is a versatile product that adds texture to the hair providing a lightweight but strong hold whilst providing a great finish Depending on how you finish the hair a mid-sheen or a dry look can be achieved with this great product. Available in 100ml with a subtle but great Cinnamon & Nutmeg scent.Mavericks Shaping PasteMavericks Deluxe PomadeOur strong hold pomade can shape and style as required to achieve classic high gloss finish.A nice twist we added to the pomade is that it is water soluble making it really easy to wash out, not like most gels and pomades on the market.The pomade comes with a unique passion fruit scent in a 100ml tub. Gentlemen why not call in tlo Mavericks @Lower Main Street Letterkenny and have a look at our full range of premium male grooming products. We have over 30 beard products, 40 hair styling products and many, many more products to choose from… Also, you can catch up with us on Facebook  (www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop) and follow us on Instagram (maverickstraditionalbarbershop) Snapchat @MAVERICKSTBS or Twitter www.twitter.com/mavericksbaber…Mavericks Barbers launch their own quality grooming range was last modified: October 10th, 2018 by Mavericks BarbersShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:barbersGroomingletterkennyMavericks Barbersproduct launchlast_img read more