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Muswere Launches 11 ICT Labs, 3 Public Finance Systems In Manicaland


Diving deep some 80km Nyanga north rural, far from the usual bliss and beauty of the Manicaland province, traversing on rough terrain roads which only the off-road vehicles can relate to, lies interconnected rural communities, hidden in thick plantations, with no any other signs of life except domestic animals jaywalking on the small drive paths, just across Nyamaropa shopping center, emerges brick and mortal remote schools, which the ICT minister Hon Jenfan Muswere dared to commission.


This  is  part  of his ongoing  national ICT smart Zimbabwe  initiative  where  he has covered part of  Midlands, Matabeleland,and Masvingo Provinces, Harare Metropolitan and  recently in Manicaland, where  Gokwe is billed as the next destination.

These are areas which one would never had hoped one day in their lifetime, the community would own a laptop computer, life in this area is as rural as it gets and the remote schools in the community are the only signs of modern infrastructure.

The ICT minister Hon Jenfan Musewere took down a delegation into these deep Manicaland remote areas, not just to donate computers for their ICT labs, but also to connect them via Vsat satellites to make sure the communities also have access to free and fully paid internet access.

This was a virtual move of breathing life into a digitally dead community.
It is his drive to make sure that all unconnected schools and communities are not left behind, with a target of 8 800 schools, 400 of these are running on free connectivity.

Yesterday the ICT minister hon Jenfan Muswere commissioned 11 ICT labs donating over a hundred laptops and desktops computers to these various communities , breaking new ground for ICT leaners towards connectivity.
Addressing hundreds of members in the dotted communities, the ICT minister reiterated that they are on a drive to make sure that all Zimbabweans are connected and no one must be left behind in this digital revolution.

This marks the implementation of a number of smart Zimbabwe initiatives, this is inline with the National Development Strategies 1 which focuses on a digital economy and human capital development, the commissioning of 11 ICT labs here in Manicaland, and 3 Public finance management system kiosks will catalysis and revolutionize the way the government ministries and department will manage public resource, this is a testimony of government commitment to digitize the entire economic landscape.

Muswere said that Zimbabwe needs to build a digitally literate nation that makes sure no one is left behind.

The schools and communities that benefited are the Nyakomba Secondary School ICT Lab, Dambakupetwa Primary School, Kambudzi Secondary School, the Regina Coeli Secondary School, Official Launch and Tour of the Nyanga PFMS Kiosk, Official Launch and Tour of the Nyanga PFMS Kiosk, Chirarwe Secondary School, Beaule Toronto Secondary School, Tsindi Secondary School, the Rusape PFMS Kiosk and Vengere High School ICT.


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