Kenya has retained its position as the Chair of the Council of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO), as it has been re-elected during the just-concluded 53rd session of the CTO Council held in Abuja, Nigeria. It first took this responsibility in 2012 during the 52nd session of the CTO Council.
The other countries that retained their responsibility include Nigeria and Trinidad and Tobago as they retained the 1st vice chair and 2nd vice chair of the CTO council position, respectively.
Telkom South Africa and the Telecommunications Regulatory Board of Cameroon were elected to the CTO’s Executive Committee to represent the interests of industry partners and development partners, respectively.
The Council oversees the strategic leadership and guidance and gives the mandate to the CEO and management team of CTO on implementation of the strategic plan, business plan and operational budget. The Chairperson of the executive council presides over Governing Council meetings.
The 53rd session of the CTO Council meeting was attended by 20 Commonwealth countries. Communications Commission of Kenya is the designated Government representative to the CTO.