Zimbabwe to host ICT conference

By Rudo Saungweme

Zimbabwe is set to host Information and Communication Technology (ICT) conference sometime next week where 50 giant countries which are experts in this industry are expected to attend.

In light of that programme, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has today handed over four hundred tablets to 10 schools from the 10 Provinces which attended the event at Girls High School. Each school was given 40 tablets. President Mnangagwa also delivered twenty overhead projectors with solar equipment and 500 000 exercise books.

Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) has been holding ICT Innovation Drive workshops meant to empower innovators that are making technological advancements in various sectors, whilst creating employment and boosting economic growth.

 The workshop aims at identifying, supporting and capacitating ICT innovators in order to develop their ideas into bankable solutions for Zimbabwe and the global market and to increase ICT research and development as well as ICT uptake by innovators in Zimbabwe.

Among the 50 giant companies which are experts in ICT, India will be among them. Information, Communication, Technology and Courier Services Minister, Kazembe Kazembe during the Zimbabwe-India ICT Conference held on 18 September 2018 invited India to invest in ICT in the country.

Microsoft Corporation an American multinational computer technology company is also eager to come to Zimbabwe.

The conference has been applauded by many indicating that it will enable policy in digital and commercial development framework.