Re: Notes of meeting of the Multistakeholder Forum

From: Loganaden Velvindron <>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:37:46 +0000

On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 4:32 PM, Shelly Hermia Bhujun
<> wrote:
> Hello,
>>The Chair suggested that the ICTA hires and pays for the consultant. I did
>> not raise any objection about that as it would be a decision of the ICTA.
> Am sorry but i don't understand why they want to engage a foreign expert
> when we already have qualified people ready to help. Does the fact that the
> expert is from a foreign country make his/her opinion better?

Hi Shelly, I don't believe that. It's more of a perception. You would
be surprised about the number of electronic devices that you own which
are running code written by Mauritians :)

For example, once I walked in the Apex shop located in Bagatelle. They
are selling Mac products. Mac laptops are very robust, but they're
very expensive. The design, and the reliablity of the software is very

I launched the MacBook laptop on display, and realised that it was
running code that I developed some time ago. That was a surprise :)
Apple is strongly associated with US software engineers, in the mind
of a lot of Mauritians. Few people know the full story :)
Received on Wed Apr 22 2015 - 17:38:00 PST

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