WATRA Secretary Moderates Key Session at ITU GSR 2024

The Executive Secretary of the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA), Mr. Aliyu Aboki, moderated the Session 5 on ‘Safe and Inclusive Digital Financial Services’ during the International Telecommunications Union’s Global Symposium for Regulators (ITU GSR-4), which held yesterday in Kampala, Uganda.

The session provided critical insights and foster robust discussions on the regulatory frameworks essential for a secure and inclusive digital financial ecosystem.

Aboki, with his extensive experience and deep understanding of the regulatory landscape, guided a panel of distinguished experts through a comprehensive exploration of regulatory strategies to foster a secure and inclusive digital financial ecosystem. The session addressed the burgeoning complexities of crypto-asset regulation, balancing innovative fintech solutions with traditional banking norms, and ensuring consumer safety in the digital finance landscape.

The discussions delved into pivotal questions such as how can inclusive access to digital financial services be ensured? Are current calls to regulate cryptocurrencies appropriate, and who would be affected? What measures are necessary to secure digital transactions and maintain consumer trust?

The session featured a distinguished panel of experts who shared their perspectives and expertise. These include the Director General, National Communications

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