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Increased use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to enhance productivity, product marketing, governance systems and service delivery.

In Progress

Launch of Data Centre

https://www.herald.co.zw/new-dawn-for-zim-as-president-launches-data-centre-to-anchor-govt-operations/     

Feb. 25, 2021

The National Data Centre commissioned by President Mnangagwa will anchor all e-government programmes and allow co-ordinated planning and monitoring of results. Guided by the public sector reform agenda, the focus is on making Government more relevant, responsive and closer to the people.

Previous Updates

Zimbabwe Information Technology Company

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5178     

July 27, 2021

The assembling of 2 000 Personal Computers and laptops at the Zimbabwe Information Technology Company in Msasa, Harare was completed

Community Village Information Centres

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5178     

July 27, 2021

Three out of the targeted 10 Community Village Information Centres (CVICs), 3 were commissioned. Those commissioned are: i) St Theresa Community Village Information Centre in Rusape, Manicaland Province; ii) Nyadire , Community Village Information Centres in Mutoko, Mashonaland East Province; and iii) Brunapeg Community Village Information Centre in Matabeleland South Province.

Launch of Zimbabwe's first ICT factory

https://www.herald.co.zw/zims-first-ict-factory-opens/     

March 25, 2021

National ICT Device Factory commissioned by HE @edmnangagwa. Factory is a joint venture between the Office of the President and Cabinet, TelOne and Chinese Inspur Group. The Factory has a production capacity of 150 000 units per year and is expected to employ over 300 workers.

ICT Ministry crafts 5-year strategic plan

https://www.herald.co.zw/ict-strategic-plan-to-drive-economy/     

Dec. 7, 2020

The Ministry of Information Communication Technologies, Postal and Courier services completed the development of its five-year strategic plan, which will dovetail with the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) and the Smart Zimbabwe 2030 Masterplan. Government anticipates that the ICT sector will drive the Zimbabwean economy going forward.

Completion of Community Information Centres

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/4567     

Nov. 10, 2020

The Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services reported that six (6) shared base stations have been completed at Showgrounds, Domboshava; Cowdry Park in Bulawayo; Zindoga in Harare; Ruwange in Nyanga; Chikonohono in Chinhoyi and Mandara in Harare. A total of 10 fully furnished and equipped Community Information Centres (CICs) were established. 

Ensuring equitable access to digital technologies for all citizens

https://www.herald.co.zw/icts-barrier-set-to-end/

    

Sept. 28, 2020

Mobile broadband is equally critical for rural areas to leverage economic, health and educational opportunities. Community Information Centres bridge this gap by providing rural communities with a multi-sectoral digital environment which criss-crosses agriculture, health, industry and commerce, mining and even social issues that impact on families, especially peri-urban and rural families. - Launch of Sadza Community Information Centre in Hwedza

Roll out of country wide Information Communication Technology (ICT) Awareness Campaign

Herald

    

Dec. 4, 2019

Consumer Education and Awareness Campaigns meant to increase knowledge on ICTs andcyber security have been conducted in Chiredzi, Triangle, Rutenga, Neshuro, Renco Mine in Masvingo Province, and Mapanzure in Midlands Province. 

Zimbabwe gets loan to boost electricity supply and broadband expansion from China and India.

Chronicle

    

Aug. 12, 2019

Zimbabwe has obtained three separate loans of just over US$108,3 million from the Export-Import Bank of China and Export-Import Bank of India to be used for power generation projects and broadband expansion. Government tied a loan agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China of ¥465 050 000 (US$65 852 350) on June 26, while the Exim-Import Bank of India released two loans of US$23 million and US$19,5 million. 

A delegation from the government of Zimbabwe visit China on telecoms business.

Yahoo Finance

    

June 19, 2019

At the invitation of Gold Grace International Telecom Holdings Limited, a telecom delegation of the Zimbabwe Government arrived in Beijing, China for a one-week visit to the telecommunications industry. Telecom officials of the Zimbabwean administration conducted in-depth communication and exchange with the Chinese telecom authority and major operators, and achieved full, constructive consensus, laying a solid foundation for in-depth cooperation between the two sides in the future.

Karanda info centre to bridge rural ICT divide

https://www.herald.co.zw/karanda-info-centre-to-bridge-rural-ict-divide/

 

    

Sept. 24, 2020

The Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) set up a community based information centre at Karanda Mission Hospital to increase access of information in rural communities and promote development.