Toneo T Rutsito
Zimbabwe will today be marking the third day of hosting the ICT for Africa Conference 2013, marking it one of the biggest Technology event ever to be held in Zimbabwe with strong international representatives.
The event is being coordinated by an International Technology group based in Cameroon headed by Professor Adekunle Okunoye of Xavier University in Conjuction with National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe government via the Ministry of ICT.
This is the 5th of this kind of conference in Africa and today the organizers will announce the next country in lining for the event.
it is being held under the banner of “Consolidating Africas competitiveness through bespoke ICTs”
More than 20 countries were represented across the world including Japan,US Nigeria and Uganda among others.
The Zimbabwe Deputy Prime Minister Athur Mutambara officially opened the event yesterday with top government officals including the ICT minister Nelson Chamisa and the Permanent Secretary Eng Sam Kundishora present.
Most Local higher learning institutions were also heavily represented with Universities heads taking turns to lead various sessions among the notable was Professor Hapanyengwi of the University of Zimbabwe,Prof G Kabanda with ZOU and NUST university represented by Dr Sindiso.
More on that in due course as the event proceeds