It’s a rare government servant who does not believe that his prime directive is not that of giving all possible power to his government. Refreshing.
But Dr Ndemo had indicated he would not support the inclusion of internet in the ITU regulations even before he left the country for the conference.
“Why would we want to change anything? This period that ITU has not been regulating internet there have been tremendous innovations. ICANN (a multi-stakeholder arrangement) has worked very well in the past. You try to give your freedom on internet to ITU and by the time you wake up, government will be 20 km away with your freedom,” he said in an earlier interview.
Malawi and Gambia also refused to sign to the treaty.