By ZBC Reporter
ZIMBABWE is heading for exciting times in the information technology sector as the country is set to unveil its own computer brands, while strides have also been made to enhance e-governance through the establishment of a National Data Centre.
The initiative to assemble computers sets the country on a course to carve its own niche in the regional market and compete with other global brands.
This Thursday Vice president Mohadi had a first-hand appreciation of what is taking place at the National Data Centre which is expected to be officially commissioned by President Emmerson Mnangagwa next week.
Vice President Kembo Mohadi described the development as a milestone towards achieving economic growth.
Concerning this assembly plant, the most important issue is that we are using local resources local talent to enable access to ICT. This will be very critical to support the national development strategy as such a project will result in job creation and empowerment, he said.
Vice President Mohadi was appraised on the plant and the massive opportunities it represents for the country including a huge cut on the import bill for finished ICT products by the Minister Information Communication, Technology Postal and Courier services Dr Jenfan Muswere
We are going to see a massive cut on our expenditure which we were incurring through imports. We appreciate the importance of this development to improve our education sector and also economic development, said Muswere.
Information Communication Technologies are a critical platform for national development, hence government’s emphasis for its prioritization.
This has resulted in the establishment of a National Data Centre which will merge information into a single hub.