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CAK’s Mary Mungai Elected as Vice Chair Smart Africa Council of African Regulators

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The Chairperson of the Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) Board member, Ms Mary Mungai, has assumed the role of Vice Chairperson in the Council of African Regulators (CAR), a consultative body for Information and communications technology (ICT)  regulators in the Smart Africa Alliance.

Ms Mungai became the Vice Chairperson after finishing second in the Chairperson’s election, which was won by Mr Mamady Doumbouya, the Director General of the Regulatory Authority for Posts and Telecommunications for Guinea Conakry, receiving 12 votes.

She secured seven (7) votes, while Mr Daud Suleman from Malawi’s Communications Regulatory Authority came in third with four (4) votes.

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The elections took place during the 13th meeting of the Council of African Regulators in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Smart Africa, established in 2013 as a Pan-African agency for ICTs, is a proactive initiative by African Heads of State and Government to boost sustainable socio-economic growth through broadband access and ICT utilization.

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Ms Mungai’s election follows Kenya’s successful bid to host the Transform Africa Summit (TAS) from August 28th to 30th, 2024, just two months prior.

Organized annually by Smart Africa, TAS serves as the continent’s premier gathering, attracting over 5,000 delegates, including regional and global leaders, to deliberate on strategies for expediting Africa’s digital evolution.

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Diana Mutheu
Diana Mutheu
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