Govt to digitalise the whole of Zimbabwe by 2015

Govt to digitalise the whole of Zimbabwe by 2015
Published: 04 January 2012 (3886 Views)
THE Ministry of Information Communication Technology (ICT) intends to digitalise the whole of Zimbabwe by 2015, Minister Nelson Chamisa has revealed.

In an interview, Minister Chamisa said his ministry's vision was to make Zimbabwe an information society for it to compete on the global standards.

"People from all walks of life should be exposed and have access to information technology for the country to develop.

"It's high time all businesses in the country adopt the use of technology to make sure that the economy recovers and grows back to its status.

"This is the only way we can survive competition and mass production from countries like China and many others," he said.

He said through the various awareness programmes, ICT was spreading even to the marginalised areas of Zimbabwe.

"We have been developing infrastructure in rural areas as well as setting base stations in remote areas so that every Zimbabwean can benefit from the use of technology.

"Zimbabwe has to be an information centre which is the reason why the ministry of ICTs is working tirelessly to make local people enjoy the benefits that come with technology," Minister Chamisa said.

He said in an effort to improve technology in the country, his ministry managed to see through the removal of duty on ICT products for the benefit of the country's growth.
The Minister said the Government has been supporting them massively and people as well.

"For the past year we did quite well in infrastructural developments as we have managed to lay fibre optic cables that link us to the rest of the world through South Africa, Zambia and Botswana to mention a few.

"Also the networking of most rural areas was an achievement as we moved towards the empowerment of marginalised areas by making sure that they are also part of the world which has become a global village," he said.

He said he was trying to do away with old ways of doing things through the introduction of E-learning, E-Government and E-Health.

"We have been supporting education by networking educational institutions even those in rural areas as we try to take the chalkboard era and throw it into the dustbins.

"E-Business is already functioning as many people are now doing business online. We are on the move to promote E-Governance whereby we introduce computerisation to parliamentarians also," Minister Chamisa said.

He said the ICT sector would keep on developing to help Zimbabwe recover economically.

"ICT is the backbone of any developing country so we will make sure that Zimbabweans in all spheres of life are exposed to the digital world so that our country grows," he said.

- Chronicle

Tags: Chamisa,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

There is Logic in Political Strategy

by Tinashe Eric Muzamhindo | 24 June 2019 | 93 Views

Smuggling: the new corruption frontier in Zimbabwe

by Victor Bhoroma | 24 June 2019 | 81 Views

WATCH: 'Nothing has changed,' says Mthuli Ncube

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 110 Views

10 Implications of de-dollarization and introduction of the Zim dollar

by Tapiwa Mashakada and Miriam Mushayi | 24 June 2019 | 148 Views

WATCH: ZANU PF Youths declare war

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 116 Views

ZANU PF suspends Obert Mpofu

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 169 Views

Joice Mujuru speaks out

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 153 Views

Zimbabwe bans use of US Dollar and Rand

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 212 Views

Jonathan Moyo says Mthuli Ncube must be stripped off degree

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 181 Views

Evidence that Shonas arrived in Zimbabwe 300 years ago (1700's)

by Ndzimu-unami Emmanuel Moyo, PMP | 24 June 2019 | 148 Views

ED full speech at AU - UN summit in Vic Falls

by President ED Mnangagwa | 24 June 2019 | 111 Views

ZESA plunges Lobengula into darkness for 2 months

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 112 Views

Massive demonstrations against Mthuli Ncube planned

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 165 Views

Mthuli Ncube bans use of US Dollar and Rand

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 259 Views

Jonathan Moyo says Mthuli Ncube must be stripped of degree

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 208 Views

Chiwenga and Mnangagwa's fight reaches boiling point

by Itai Mushekwe | 24 June 2019 | 316 Views

Police arrest Harare drug syndicate

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 160 Views

Chamisa condemns Ethiopia coup attempts

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 157 Views

Mthuli Ncube engages journalists

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 144 Views

Zim Dollar back?

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 188 Views

Mthuli Ncube speaks of Zim dollar imminence

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 196 Views

The civil servants problem

by Clemen Moyo | 24 June 2019 | 138 Views

Mnangagwa poisoning; new details emerge

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 233 Views

Mthuli Ncube criminalises use of US Dollar and Rand

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 167 Views

Jilted man jailed for setting mother-in-law's house ablaze

by Simbarashe Sithole | 24 June 2019 | 113 Views

Another soldier in the suspected armed robbery nabbed

by Simbarashe Sithole | 24 June 2019 | 163 Views

Mnangagwa to open EU-UN Wildlife Economy Summit

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 121 Views

Zimbabwe has enough forex, says Chamisa

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 165 Views

US tells Mnangagwa to stop interfering with trade unions

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 144 Views

Civil servants get pay rise

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 195 Views

Nurses call off strike

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 114 Views

Arrest thieving Zifa officials

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 137 Views

Byo residents up in arms with Zesa

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 97 Views

WATCH: Malawi Army steps in

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 177 Views

MDC blasts war veterans

by Simbarashe Sithole | 24 June 2019 | 92 Views

Zanu PF youths warned against abusing Mnangagwa's name

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 87 Views

Zimbabwe has so far paid $53m to former white farmers

by Staff reporter | 24 June 2019 | 73 Views