Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Minister Kazembe Kazembe has made enormous strides and took Zimbabwe’s ICT sector to yet another level after the country was accepted as the 26th member of the Smart Africa Alliance at the India- Africa ICT Expo 2019 which took place in Kigali, Rwanda recently.
Honourable Kazembe led a delegation of Zimbabweans that attended the expo in Rwanda where the announcement was made.
Since his appointment, Minister Kazembe has left no stone unturned in an effort to make sure that Zimbabwe is among the best ICT players in the region and at large.
Speaking at the expo, new Smart Africa Alliance executive director Lacina,” Koné made the announcement before recognizing the strides that Minister Kazembe has done since his appointment.
“I am very delighted today to inform you that the Republic of Zimbabwe is the latest to join as the 26th country member of the alliance, please allow me to recognize the Honourable Minster Kazembe the Minister of ICT and Postal Courier Services in Zimbabwe, who has played an instrumental role in joining the alliance last,” Koné said.
The alliance also announce Zimbabwe’s membership through their Twitter Page;
Smart Africa Org @RealSmartAfrica Aug 5 MoreEarlier today: During the India-Africa ICT Expo 2019 (@ictexpo_2019) that took place in Kigali Rwanda, @DGSmartAfrica took the opportunity to announce the Republic of Zimbabwe as the 26th member state of the Smart Africa Alliance. We are happy to have you on board #Zimbabwe.
The Smart Africa Alliance was founded in 2013 in Rwanda, to connect Africa and help member countries reach sustainable development goals by capitalizing on the IT sector. The alliance is set to benefit all member countries as it will allow each member country to pick their area of focus so that there is no duplication of duties, with countries like Togo focusing on (block chain), Rwanda (Smart cities) and Kenya ( digital economy) while Zimbabwe would be interested in the area of Agriculture.