YANGO commits to SME empowerment through solutions based tech innovation in Zambia


International tech company Yango has pledged to creating a continuous pathway that integrates technology deeply into the fabric of Zambia’s economic and social landscape through the development of solution-based innovations that cater to the need of Zambians at the Yango Tech Day hosted on Friday 12th April under the theme, “Bringing the world to your doorstep through small and medium enterprises”.

The tech day which took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Lusaka, was honored by The Hon. Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises Development, Eng. Elias Mubanga, The Director General of the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA), Eng. Choolwe Nalubamba and a host of players in the Zambian Tech Space as well as regulators and IT students across various Universities in Zambia.

Speaking at the event Hon. Eng. Elias Mubanga underscored the government’s commitment to fostering innovation while ensuring the growth and sustainability of SMEs through technology.

‘The significance of support systems such as financial incentives, training programs, and technical assistance in facilitating SME adoption of new technologies cannot be overemphasized. We need collaborative partnerships with local cooperatives and service providers to expand SME capabilities and enhance service delivery.”

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In his concluding remarks, the Minister reaffirmed the government’s commitment to fostering sustainable growth and economic resilience through thoughtful and adaptive regulation of emerging technologies. The speech concluded with a call for continued collaboration to ensure that SMEs thrive in the digital economy, securing a prosperous future for all stakeholders.

Also speaking at the Yango Tech Day, Director General of ZICTA, Eng. Choolwe Nalubamba acknowledged the importance of balanced regulation, and stressed the need for collaborative efforts between government bodies and tech innovators to create comprehensive and practical regulatory frameworks. This approach aims to nurture innovation while safeguarding public interests and ensuring fair competition.

Yango Country Manager Kabanda Chewe outlined Yango’s evolution from ride-hailing to a comprehensive digital service addressing many needs of the present-day megapolis citizen, emphasizing its role in democratizing mobility and enabling SMEs. She advocated for regulatory frameworks that recognize technology companies as enablers, fostering an environment conducive to innovation.

“Yango commends the Zambian Government’s progressive stance towards tech innovation and their accommodating of an open dialogue to promote digital innovation. Yango remains committed to driving technological adoption and innovation, advocating for collaboration across sectors to shape a more inclusive and forward-thinking economy. We urge all stakeholders to explore and engage in envisioning a future where technology transcends boundaries, becoming a cornerstone of economic resilience and prosperity for all Zambians.”

This year’s Yango Tech Day also brought together IT students from various universities across Zambia to learn and experience first hand how technology impacts different sectors of the economy.

One of the benefitting students, Joshua Konga, a 4th year student at the University of Lusaka studying information systems and technology in his account of how the event went said ‘’Tech Day provided a fresh perspective on how technology is driving positive change in Zambia, showcasing innovative solutions and sparking enthusiasm for the impactful role of technology in our community’’.

Yango remains committed to driving innovation and pushing the boundaries of technology, and looks forward to continuing to engage with the global technology community.

About Yango

Yango is an international tech company that transforms global sourced technologies into everyday services for local enrichment. With an unwavering commitment to innovation, we reshape and enhance leading cutting-edge technologies from around the world into seamlessly integrated daily services for diverse regions.

Our mission is to bridge the gap between leading world innovations and local communities, fostering connections and enhancing everyday living experiences.

Yango provides through its superapp and ride-hailing services across 20+ countries in Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Yango’s multilingual app is available for free on Android and iOS.

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