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Lord Paul Boateng, Former High Commissioner to South Africa

Lord Paul Boateng is a British Labour Party politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Brent South from 1987 to 2005, becoming the UK’s first black Cabinet Minister in May 2002, when he was appointed as Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Following his departure from the House of Commons, he served as the British High Commissioner to South Africa from March 2005 to May 2009. He was introduced as a member of the House of Lords on 1 July 2010.

“ICT is beginning to make a difference. But it’s about making sure, always, that ICT develops in ways that are culturally appropriate.” Lord Paul Boateng

“Africa and Africans are, through necessity, adapting and developing new technology, in inventive and intuitive ways” Lord Paul Boateng

“It’s not just about catching up, but about being there for the next leap forward” Lord Paul Boateng