Liberia Internet Exchange Point Association Installs New Leadership; Promises to Bring More Value, Opportunities to Liberia

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Monrovia – The Liberia Internet Exchange Point Association (LIXPA) has installed a new leadership which is headed by Madam Titilope Fakuade of Lonestarcell MTN, the Executive Chairperson. She has promised to bring more value and opportunities to Liberia.

“Our goal is to become an independent, open community for interconnecting and for exchange traffic in a manner that inspires innovation and promotes affordability,” Mandam Fakuade said.

The new leadership was installed last Thursday at an elaborate program which brought together several executives in the sector including the Minister of Post and Telecommunications.

Madam Fakuade who will now spearhead LIXPA said she and her team intend unlocking untapped potentials in the market, attract in-country and external networks for cost effective traffic exchange and spur innovation.

She also stressed the importance of allowing Liberians produce more relevant local content and easy access to international applications.

“We can achieve these goals if we collaborate, communicate, engage and trust each other. Then we will progress. I am confident that we are all up to the task,” Madam Fakuade maintained.

The Commissioner of Engineering at the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), Maria G. Harrison, reminded the new leadership of the task ahead but expressed optimism that cordial efforts, the challenges can be overcomed.

Madam Harrison, through a proxy, informed the new leadership not to be hesitant in contacting the LTA for any assistance or information they may require to achieve their goals.

Also speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Cllr. Cooper Kruah, said though the telecommunications sector looks small, it can be utilized for the greater benefit of all Liberians if the industry is given the attention it deserves.

He said, as a subsegment to the telecommunications industry, the work of LIXPA leadership must have a reflection on the public.

“This government has a lot to do in helping the poor people in Liberia, but cannot do it without the help of others in the telecommunications sector,” Minister Kruah said.

The Minister believes that with the collaboration of all members, LIXPA can effectively help to shift the industry in the best interest of Liberians.

Those inducted at the ceremony to steer the affairs of LIXPA are:

Lonestarcell MTN as Chairperson, K3 Liberia as Vice Chairperson, Libtelco as Treasurer and PowerNet as Secretary.

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