…as Zim eyes a technologically driven economy
By Shadreck Gurenje
President Mnangagwa has launched the National fuel Management system that will be pivotal in the monitoring and regulation of various aspects of the energy sector.
Giving his keynote address during the official launch of the National Fuel Management system in the capital , President Emmerson Mnangagwa said the fuel management system is part of the Second Republic’s efforts to ensure a technologically driven economy.
“The system we are launching today is part of my government’s efforts to ensure a technologically driven economy , which mainstreams ICTs as an enabler for sustainable socio-economic growth.The adoption of smart technologies,underpinned by needs of the Fourth Industrial revolution,must see us becoming a high competitive economy,”said President Mnangagwa.
President Mnangagwa also said the system confirms abundance of the unexploited competencies and skills within Zimbabwe.
“The integrated and responsive intervention for the fuel sub-sector we are launching today comes at an opportune time.It coincides with the increase demand for fuel and energy as result of the Second Republic’s progressive socio-economic policies and programmes.
“The innovation dovetails with our aspirations under SADC’s 2063 Industrialisation Strategy and Roadmap .The development of this system confirms abundance of the unexploited competencies and skills within our great country,”said President Mnangagwa.
President Mnangagwa also applauded the Harare Institute of technology for embarking on the construction of the Multi-laboratory Research Plaza which will act as a platform for the convergence of high-end technological research.
“I challenge the the Harare institute of technology to quickly complete the construction and equipping of the Laboratory Plaza.As a Chancellor , I pledge my Government continued support for this and other similar initiatives.
“Your maxim ,Designing the Future must continue to motivate you towards the realisation of more ground breaking efforts , across all sectors of the economy.
“I applaud you all for the innovative culture that you continue to demonstrate through your scientific and technological ingenuity.Well done,” said President Mnangagwa.