CAMTEL engages youths on Digital transformation

Camtel @25 engages youth

The train of CAMTEL’s 25th anniversary celebrations today made a stop at the doorsteps of the youth. The incumbent telecommunications operator brought together youths on Tuesday, January 27, 2024 at the Mont Febe Hotel in Yaounde for the “CAMTEL Youth Day” under the theme “Youths at the forefront of digital transformation”.

The event which brought together young startupers, tech engineers, entrepreneurs and other key players in the digital sector sought to look at the role of the youth in accelerating digital transformation in Cameroon within the context of the National Development Strategy, SND30.

Among key issues discussed was the role of digital technology in the promotion of youth entrepreneurship in Cameroon.

Judith Yah Sunday, GM of CAMTEL

Opening the discussions, CAMTEL’s General Manager, Judith Yah Sunday epse Achidi underlined the importance and contributions of youths in building a strong digital economy. She reassured the youths of CAMTEL’s resoluteness in supporting their creative genius.

We know that today youths are the champions of digital transformation. Starturpers are those who create and innovate so it is important that we take them on board so that we can work together in such a way that their genius can serve to promote development, empower them to create jobs and be employers themselves,” Judith Yah Sunday epse Achidi said.

Fadimatou Iyawa, President of the Cameroon National Youth Council

Present at the event was the President of the National Youth Council, Fadimatou Iyawa Ousmanou who lauded CAMTEL for the initiative which she said gives them opportunity to give youth the opportunity to express their talents.

We thank CAMTEL for placing the youths at the forefront of digital transformation and to also put all their concern and focus on Cameroonian youths who are the most important component of our country. We are willing to work hand in glove with CAMTEL so that we can be able to reinforce the engagement of Cameroonian youths in the creation of more opportunities and fight against unemployment,” Fadimatou Iyawa Ousmanou said.

The CAMTEL Youth Day coincides with an elaborate process rolled out by the company to recruit young Cameroonians technicians and IT specialists to improve on service delivery. To CAMTEL’s General Manager, this is a move to show the company is determined to make youths a pillar of digital transformation in the country.

We want to go for the best of our Cameroonian youths in terms of technicians to come on board and see how we can better serve our country as far as telecommunications is concerned,” the CAMTEL GM said.

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