Science And Technology

President Mnangagwa urges ZANU PF to speed up ICT usage


By Shadreck Gurenje

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the Party cannot afford to be left behind technologically hence more efforts need to be made to comprehensively embrace ICTs.

Giving his keynote address to the 350th ordinary session of the Politburo at the Party Headquarters ZANU PF First Secretary and President, Dr Emmerson Mnangagwa said more concerted efforts must be made to comprehensively modernise Party ICT systems.

“Given these on-going developments in the ICT sector, I urge the responsible party departments to move with greater speed to realise the electronic membership registration process.

“More concerted efforts must also be made to comprehensively modernise Party ICT systems and applications in line with modern trends. The Party cannot afford to be left behind,” said President Mnangagwa.

He also said ICT is a new frontier and expression of any country’s development level.

Recently the Head of State and Government commissioned the National Data Centre and the National ICT device factory to facilitate the expansion of ICT usage by the citizenry.

President Mnangagwa also said the development of the ICT sector is in line with the SMART Zimbabwe 2030 Master Plan.