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Zimbabwe Tables National ICT Policy review 2021 to 2025

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The  Zimbabwe Cabinet tonight considered and approved the review of the National Information Communication Technology Policy, as they seek to align to global trends , as the use of ICT is now the game changer which will transform the macro economic landscape of the country

The proposal was presented by the Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development, Honourable Amon Murwira.

 

Hon Murwira presented the ICT Policy review 2021 to 2025 from the Ministry of ICT . The nation is informed that the Zimbabwe National Policy for Information and Communication Technology seeks to align to global trends , as the use of ICT is now the game changer which will transform the macro economic landscape of the country .

The review is aligned to the NDS1 and the Smart Zimbabwe master plan with a vision to ensure ubiquitous connectivity and a mission to expoit the potential of ICTs across all sectors of the economy . the policy review will also address both supply-side and demand-side challenges faced in the ICT sector. local content; cost of accessing devices; low digital literacy levels; and limited awareness of data rights by the citizenry.

A multi-sectoral National ICT Policy Advisory Council (NIPAC) will be constituted while a Secretariat will be established to track the implementation of the Policy.

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