PRESIDENT PROMISES TO MAKE ICT ACCESSIBLE TO ALL ZAMBIANS

LUSAKA– President Edgar Lungu says his government intends to make information communication technology (ICT) facilities accessible to all Zambians, whether in urban or rural areas.

The Cabinet has taken the lead by implementing the Smart Zambia agenda using electronic systems and conducting paperless meetings since January this year, he aid in a speech read for him by Minister in the Office of the Vice-President, Syvia Chalikosa, at the 2nd Regional African Conference of International Telecommunications here Thursday.

The president the initiatives were meant to demonstrate the government’s commitment to employing ICT in all government operations.

President Lungu also commended the University of Zambia for hosting the regional conference, the second to be convened after the inaugural event was held in Ghana in 2016.

Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba said the government was committed to the continental and regional agenda to transform the lives of people through intensive utilisation of ICT.

Mushimba said his ministry would work with various stakeholders across the region to see a robust and inter-connected ICT infrastructure to drive the social and economic development agenda of the continent.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK