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Cabinet considered and approved the National Information Communication Technology Policy

https://www.veritaszim.net/node/5703

    

June 7, 2022

Cabinet considered and approved the National Information Communication Technology .The Zimbabwe National Policy for Information and Communication Technology seeks to align to global trends and transform the ICT landscape in the country. A multi-sectoral National ICT Policy Advisory Council (NIPAC) will be constituted to provide strategic direction, while a Secretariat will be established to track the implementation of the Policy.

Previous Updates

New e-passport centre opens in Chitungwiza

https://www.herald.co.zw/e-passport-centre-opens-in-chitungwiza/

    

May 11, 2022

New e-passport centre opens in Chitungwiza. With the opening of a bio-enrolment centre in Chitungwiza, the decentralisation of electronic passports (e-passports) continues. The centre's launching comes after President Mnangagwa's announcement of the e-passport on December 14, 2021New e-passport centre opens in Chitungwiza. With the opening of a bio-enrolment centre in Chitungwiza, the decentralisation of electronic passports (e-passports) continues. The centre's launching comes after President Mnangagwa's announcement of the e-passport on December 14, 2021New e-passport centre opens in Chitungwiza. With the opening of a bio-enrolment centre in Chitungwiza, the decentralisation of electronic passports (e-passports) continues. The centre's launching comes after President Mnangagwa's announcement of the e-passport on December 14, 2021

Cabinet adopts a Proposal on the Smart City Project

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May 17, 2022

Cabinet adopts a Proposal on the Smart City Project. The Smart City Solutions proposal relates to the strategic area which will introduce operational efficiencies in law enforcement and city administration through the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). The current proposal relates to the Smart Traffic Management System that is Monitoring and Surveillance with Cameras; and Integration of Systems under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development

Zimbabwe Introduces Electronic Passports

https://www.voazimbabwe.com/a/zimbabwe-electronic-passports/6354553.html https://twitter.com/nickmangwana/status/14en70757658349215745?lang=

    

Dec. 14, 2021

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa today launched the country's E-passport, which will eventually phase out the current hard cover passports... According to Information Secretary, Nick Mangwana, the e-passports are designed to guarantee security for Zimbabweans and the reduction of the country's passport backlog, currently estimated to be more than 185,000.

Approval of Electronic Passports by Cabinet.

https://twitter.com/nickmangwana/status/1470630628701913088

    

Dec. 14, 2021

Cabinet approved the launching of Zimbabwe's e-passports.

Launch of Information Centre

https://twitter.com/nickmangwana/status/1461381821585887233

    

Nov. 18, 2021

Nkayi Village Information Centre opened.

Reports on the eights 100-day cycle of the second republic

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Oct. 12, 2021

As at Day-50 of the Cycle, the following progress had been recorded for projects under his purview: • 30 Community Information Centres (CICs) and/or Computerized Village Information Centres (CVICs) were established; • a total of 9 Public Finance Management System (PFMS) Kiosks were completed and are ready for commissioning; • the Government Communication Suite was established and launched, and more than 2 000 users are connected to the suite; • 10 heavy-duty scanners and the same number of laptops were acquired and are due to be deployed under the pilot digitization exercise of five Ministries; • the NetOne Mobile Broadband (MBB) project is ongoing, with the installation of the targeted network controllers and routers in Harare and Bulawayo having been completed, while 90% of the targeted 17 rooftop base stations in Harare were completed.

Zimbabwe Information Technology Company

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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

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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 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.

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

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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.