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President Mnangagwa Launched Three ICT Policies


President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday launched three ICT policies at Somabhula Secondary School which are expected to develop the country’s digital economy by creating an investment climate for players to succeed.

The three policies namely, the reviewed National ICT Policy, the Smart Zimbabwe 2030 Master Plan and the National Broadband Plan will aid the country to develop towards the upper middle-income economy by 2030 through the use of technology.

President Mnangagwa also commissioned the second phase of the fibre optic backbone network that is being developed by the Bandwidth and Cloud Services (BCS) Group Limited in Africa.

In his address, President Mnangagwa said the policies will enable the Zimbabwean communities to have access to affordable digital technologies in line with the National Development Strategy.

“The policies we are launching today are in line with our National Development Strategy, where we aim to make sure that all our communities have access to affordable, fast and safe digital technologies. This has become important as societies and economies are now very dependent on ICTs.

“The fact that we are launching these important policies and the fibre optic backbone network here in Somabhula demonstrates that the Second Republic is walking the talk and committed to realising development that leaves no one and no place behind.

“At the end of the day, my administration is creating a good environment for the growth of a digital economy which empowers our communities, no matter where they live. So this policy will make sure that learners and young entrepreneurs, whether here in Somabhula, in Kanyemba or in Gokwe or Binga, all have the same opportunities as those in our big cities like Harare and Bulawayo,” President Mnangagwa said.

He added that digital technologies should be used beyond social media and entertainment to promote positive development.

“Digital technologies must go beyond the use of ICT for social media and entertainment. We must use the infrastructure that my Government is putting in place to improve service delivery in healthcare, education and agriculture, among many other aspects,” he said.

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