Kenya has thrown its weight behind African Telecommunication Union (ATU) Secretary General John Omo who is seeking a second term at the helm of the organization.
While pitching for re-election of his second and final term, Kenya’s Permanent Representative to the UN and Other International Organizations in Geneva Dr. Cleopa Mailu said under Omo, ATU has consistently coordinated the African voice at international forums such as the ITU, by ensuring the continent derives value for its engagements at these platforms.
Omo is also attributed to positioning ATU as a premier information communication and technology (ICT) body despite challenges that hinder the growth of the sector in the continent.
“The citation for Mr. Omo’s litany of achievements at the Union can go longer than this. But one thing is clear, ATU now stands on the threshold of exponential growth, courtesy of Mr. Omo’s dedicated service,” said Dr. Mailu.
Omo who previously served as legal services director at the Communications Authority was elected ATU secretary general `in April 2018 for a four-year term at the organization which fosters the development of ICT infrastructure and services in the continent.
Dr. Mailu added, “Most importantly, ATU has consistently coordinated the African voice at international forums such as the ITU, by ensuring the continent derives value for its engagements at these platforms.”
Omo is being backed to continue leading ATU in order to ensure member states create more value by leveraging on the ICT sector to deliver socio-economic development.