Government says at least 1,291 secondary schools have been digitised in Zambia.
In addition, all the rural health facilities have been connected to the internet, Technology, Science Minister, Felix Mutati, said.
He said this followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Liquid Telecom International.
The Minister spoke in Lusaka via a statement that referenced the President’s recent travel to Qatar’s capital, Doha, last March when he attended the 5th United Nations Conference on Least Development Countries (LDC’s).
He said that during the forum, the President signed a technology-changing deal for the country with Liquid Telecom International.
“At the sidelines of the forum, President Hichilema tapped on the opportunity that could see Zambia being among the digitalised countries in the world. Demonstrating his commitment to developing the country in all areas,” said Mutati.
“The MoU will also see Liquid Telecom constructing the biggest three tier data center in the South Economic Zone of Lusaka and also create an innovation hub in the country,” he added.
“So some times when people question that the president is traveling, he is travelling to deliver dividends to the people of Zambia. Now imagine in one single trip to do so much, if it was up to me, I would say, keep traveling because he is bringing real value to the nation,” he argued.
He further said that these digital developments was a great demonstration of the private sector working with government.
Mutati indicated his Ministry’s commitment to developing more towers than the intended number for the year, so as to successfully have a 96 percent digitalized Zambia by 2025 maximum.
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