This was said by the Minister of Information Communication Technology Postal and Courier Services, Supa Mandiwanzira at the launch of Africom’s $13m 4G wireless internet in Chitungwiza.
In a speech read on his behalf by the Acting Permanent Secretary in Ministry of ICT Postal and Courier Services, Cosmas Chigwamba, Minister Mandiwanzira, said: “Zimbabwe must not be left behind in the digital drive. We need to have a knowledge based society by 2020 through ICT and all communities must be part of it.”
Africom Board Chairperson, Dr Sibusiso Moyo said they want to empower Zimbabweans through ICT.
Dr Moyo said competition in the sector will enable services providers to provide world class services.
He said there is demand for internet globally and even in Zimbabwe by business and individuals alike.
The Managing Director of Africom, Rudo Mudavanhu said: “We need to believe firmly that economic growth through ICT is possible.” zifmnews.com