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

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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

Previous Updates

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.