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President launches ICT Policy

His Excellency the President of Zimbabwe Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa has launched the country’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) Policy today at the Harare International Conference Centre.

He said that, “this policy will undoubtedly provide strategic direction and guidance for sustainable national economic development through the systematic and coordinated application of ICTs.”

He added that, “the policy is thus aimed at transformation, growth, inclusiveness, sustainability, innovation and partnerships in the mainstream economy and puts in place Institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks in order to achieve its intended goals.”

The President went on to say that, “ICT must be viewed as an economic enabler for the development and establishment of sector appropriate solutions with comprehensive breath, depth, flexibility and applicability.”

He added that his “Government remains committed to speeding up the implementation of e-governance which will enhance communication and services between Government to Government: Government and business: Government and citizens; Government to employee as well as the back office process to smoothen interactions within the entire government machinery.”

He encouraged those in the transport sector to consider ICT based transport management systems and applications that will help monitor, optimise and administer operations to improve road safety, vehicle control systems and user convenience.

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