(Ecofin Agency) - The government of Zimbabwe, through its ICT department, is designing a new roadmap for the ICT sector for the next ten years. Called “SMART Zimbabwe 2030,” the new plan covers several strategic actions set to give the sector a new breath and make it a growth driver. The government wants to make Zimbabwe a middle-income country by 2030.
Speaking on October 16, 2020, at the launch of the Community Information Center (CIC) in Bulu, South Matabeleland, Jenfan Muswere explained that "the master plan, once fully rolled out, will completely transform government processes, services, and management, and make information access and service delivery more efficient.”
According to him, the master plan will pave the way for the country’s digital future. It is expected to accelerate its transformation into a regional technology hub, increase its competitiveness, and align the country with the ICT objectives of Vision 2030.
Gift Machengete, Director General of the Zimbabwe Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) said Covid-19 has demonstrated the need for a more effective national ICT system.