GIVE 1 Project Gambia convenes consultative forum on Internet laws, policies

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Give 1 project Gambia Chapter engaged youths and stakeholders in a two-hour consultative forum in sharing experiences on internet law and policies over the weekend.

The forum, which brought young people together, centred on Internet laws and policies of The Gambia, was held at American Corner on Kairaba Avenue

Seedy Bensouda, CEO of Insist Global, and Ya Amie Touray from PURA, both spoke extensively about the need for effective internet laws and policies.

In his welcoming remarks, Kemo Bojang, moderator and member of GIVE1 Project Gambia chapter, said it was important to talk about internet policies and internet laws.

He said it was important for young Gambians to know how this plays out in the society and the benefits attached to it.

“It is important for us to know what our responsibilities are in that we will be able to improve ourselves and improve the internet laws as well as to live within our society,” he said.

He said the internet or social media played a vital role in what is today called the ‘New Gambia’ because people were able to send information through voice mail or WhatsApp.

He said the forum was held to better equip the youth to know what internet laws are and what internet laws and policies apply in The Gambia. 

Author: Abdoulie Nyockeh