Kathleen Ndogmo is a web influencer that had been sharing tweets on this topic.
Here is the infographicIn 15 Days, the Internet blackout has cost #Cameroon Fcfa440M (US$723,000). My infographic on the impact up today. #BringBackOurInternet— Kathleen Ndongmo (@KathleenNdongmo) February 2, 2017
|Credits: @pardigmHQ, @KathleenNdogmo|
The infographic above is equally supported by the results published by the Nigerian based organisation, The Paradigm initiative ,a social enterprise that focus on Digital Inclusion and Digital rights in Africa.
Internet Sans Frontieres (ISF) an organisation that education on the use of Internet/web, promote the use of the Internet at low cost, and promote freedom of expression on the Internet equally provided data corresponding to the figure above. According to Internet sans frontiere, the studies was done on the Financial analysis website of CNN(Marketplace Africa) and here are the results.
#BringBackOurInternet #KeepitOn— Internet_SF (@Internet_SF) February 1, 2017
En 15 jours, la coupure internet au #Cameroun a coûté 723 000 $, soit 675 000 €, ou 443 000 000 FCFA. pic.twitter.com/6x0nbWa14T
|Economic Cost of Internet Blackout in Cameroon|
According to a post on dw.com , Carlos company Limited in Buea has lost 50 million CFA .
Silicon Valley one of the greatest tech hub in Africa producing money making machines and tech entrepreneurs is not operational. '' Some entrepreneurs plan go out of the country if this persist '' said Otto Akama community manage at Active Spaces.
Those seriously in need of the Internet migrate to the other regions and pay hotel bill in addition to the bills they pay in their home town.
I equally noticed a drop in my blog traffic by 2500 views. This has affected my monthly earning even though i am not based in these regions. The situation thus is affecting the economy of Cameroon as a whole and not just the North West and South West regions.
As of this moment, they had been no official statement from the government about the Internet situation in the North West and South West Region of Cameroon. These regions are producing many digital entrepreneurs that rely on the Internet for their activities. Having Internet back will not just be a relief to these young talents but it will be an opportunity for activities to go back to normal in these regions.
Share your opinion and other impacts you thing the Internet cut off has brought to the regions of North West and South West and Cameroon as whole.