Office of the Secretary General

Mr. John Omo

Mr. John OMO is the Secretary General of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) having been elected during the 5th ATU Conference of Plenipotentiaries held in Nairobi in August, 2018. He is leading the Continental body entrusted with building consensus within African countries and coordinating African Common Proposals in international fora.

Mr. Omo in his 27 years experience as a lawyer has contributed immensely to the drafting, vetting of local and international instruments, agreements and treaties, representing Government in civil and arbitration matters, researches on policy and legal issues. Prior to his election, he was working with the Communications Authority of Kenya where he provided leadership over the Authority’s Legal policies and strategies and participated in a number of treaty making local and international meetings. He holds a Master of Law degree in International and Commercial law from the University of Sheffield, UK and a Diploma in Human Rights Law from the UN Human Rights Centre, Geneva and ILO Centre Turin among other professional courses.


Secretary General Speeches/ Statements

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28th May 2024,

ATU SG Welcome Address at the Intel AI Programme for African DeepTech Startups & Ecosystem Stakeholders Forum

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17th May 2024

ATU SG’s speech delivered at the National Communications Conference in Mozambique

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8th March, 2024

Déclaration du Secrétaire général à l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme 8 mars 2024

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March 8, 2024

Secretary General’s Statement on International Women’s Day - EN

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April 2023

Message by the ATU Secretary General John OMO for the ITU International Girls in ICT Day celebrations 2023

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Feb 2023

Speech by the Secretary General During the ATU Africa Innovation Forum on 13th February, 2023

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01 Oct 2020

Keynote Speech during the 10th Edition of the Africa Digital Expo

23 Sep 2020

Opening Remarks for the Optimization of the GE84 (FM Plan) Plan for Africa for the Second Coordination Group (CG2)

09 Sep 2020

Secretary General’s Opening remarks for the 1st Webinar on ATU Africa Innovation Challenge 2020

01 April 2021

1st Africa Group Preparatory Online Meeting for WTDC- 21

20 July 2021

ATU SG’s Speech during the 6th Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference – 20 July 2021

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