President Mugabe will commission a Community Information Centre in Mutare on Friday.
Government has set up over 70 CICs in the country to date with a recent one commissioned in Plumtree. ICT Postal and Courier Services minister Supa Mandiwanzira said President Mugabe is set to officiate the launch of a CIC in Mutare.
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“We are finalising one in Mutare which is 300 Kilometres from here which on Friday is going to be officiated by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe,” he told the Universal Postal Union Workshop on Digital Financial Services Workshop yesterday.
Government aims to establish 70 more CICs this year.
Minister Mandiwanzira also explained how government is transforming Post Offices to CICs.
“Just to tell you briefly what we are doing as Zimbabwe in regard to the postal network upgrading and modernization, we realised here that governments spent a lot of money building brick and mortar to put up good postal services infrastructure across the the country at huge cost to the Tax payer, but the because the letter is dead and that was the main reason why these structures were built, we realised that this infrastructure was dilapidated and there is no money to maintain that infrastructure and upgrade them.
“So what we have done is come up with a concept of community formation centers where we have upgraded those Post offices to make sure that they become ICT ready which will deliver ICT services and products through post office,” he said.