China’s Acting Ambassador to Zimbabwe Baogang donated desktop computers and laptops to the Ministry of Information. The Ministry of information is on a four day workshop on strategic planning today at Harare International Conference Centre. Minister Monica Mutsvangwa officially opened the event.
The permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information Cde Nick Mangwana and other senior government officials attended the event among others.
Speaking at the event, Minister Mutsvangwa said that the role of managing information the flow of information is not a monopoly of her Ministry alone but the task requires all stakeholders and information sector at large to work together. She also presented her Ministry’s mandate as received from the Office of the President and Cabinet.
“The mandate represents the expectations of Government in the Ministry’s discharge of its communication role. It therefore goes without saying that the mandate is the guiding framework for the formulation of the Ministry’s strategic plan. The given mandate are as follows: building and developing competitive standards of the information industry in the line with international best practices, articulating and promoting Government policies and programs towards national development, facilitating interactive and productive two way communication between government and the citizenry, build a good image for the country and celebrate Zimbabwe’s cultural achievements and values.
“The mandate gives the Ministry scope to build a vibrant and responsible media industry, work towards creating a national information society guided by best practices and to promote a two way communication between government and people. The Ministry dishes out the Zimbabwean narrative including celebrating our cultural achievements and values,” said Mutsvangwa.
The workshop will be on until the 14th of February at the same venue.