The draft ICT policy had its first hearing by the cabinet committee on legislation yesterday, signaling the dawn of real progress after more than 9 years of consultative ,processes and reviews which began from the Nelson Chamisa era.
Speaking during the ICT suppliers Association of Zimbabwe Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday, the Deputy minister of ICT Postal and Courier Services, Hon Win Mlambo said the policy review has started well and was expecting an expeditious process.
” Today ,the Draft National ICT policy had its first hearing by the Cabinet Committee on Legislation,and hopefully will be approved by Cabinet shortly.Layman’s Drafts of three related Bills in the area of Data Protection ,Computer and Cybercrime and Electronic Transactions are in place, “
The minister also added that they were currently working on cyber security in the country, “Another matter we are currently seized with is Cyber Security .With the growing volume and sophistication of cyber -attacks,ongoing attention is required to protect sensitive business and personal information ,ameliorate financial hemorrhage as well as safeguard national security,”
He conclude his speech by emphasizing that the Ministry of ICT,Postal and Courier Services has a set vision to turn Zimbabwe into “A knowledge based society with ubiquitous connectivity by 2020” which they have been ,and will continue working on tirelessly to achieve.