Information and Communication Technologies and The Socio-Economic Development of the North West Region of Cameroon


Authors : WUCHU Cornelius WUTOFEH

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 3 - March

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ICTS and the socio-economic development of the North West Region of Cameroon evaluate the contributions of ICTS to the socio-economic development of regions. Qualitative research designs with the use of semi-structured interviews, and observation were used as a means of data collection. A lot of information also came from secondary sources. The data was analyzed to come out with the following findings. ICTs have contributed to the promotion of socio-economic activities including agricultural activities and employment within the region. ICTs promote the culture of the people as well as the general sensitization of the people. ICTs assist in tourism promotion through entertainment, advertising and security of goods and people. The educational sector of the region, through training in the ICT domains and scholarships offered by the ICT stakeholders such as MTN and Orange is not left out. ICTs interactions contribute in sensitizing the public on health issues focusing on AIDS prevention, vaccination and family planning, facilitating consultation, diagnosis and treatment.

Keywords : ICTs, socio-economic development, livelihood, North West Region.

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