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The need for a certification system to make electronic transactions in Mozambique safe dominated the debate held last week at the headquarters of the Mozambican Bar Association (OAM).
The event, attended by 40 members, was opened by the OAM chairman, Flávio Menete, who highlighted the importance of the law in regulating the use of information and communication technology (ICT), so ensuring society felt at ease in the ‘virtual world’.
“Everyone has to deal with ICT on a daily basis, and it is important that we all contribute to the correct implementation of the law,” Menete said, urging members to support the regulation and implementation process.
Among the sectors represented in the debate are mobile and banking companies, whose lawyers strongly urged the rapid regulation and implementation of the electronic certification system in order to solve some of the problems that companies have faced in the use of information technology.
In response to their appeals, Deputy Director General of Mozambique’s National Institute for Information and Communication Technologies (INTIC) Augusto Nunes said that coordinated efforts between the National Institute of Communications of Mozambique (INCM), the Bank of Mozambique and the National Institute for Standardisation and Quality (INNOQ) were underway.
He added that an EU-funded technical training program for the implementation of a national electronic certification system was also under way.Source: Notícias