ICT holds key for Zambia’s prosperity – Mukanga

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Communications Minister Yamfwa Mukanga has observed that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) holds the key to Zambia’s prosperity.

Mr. Mukanga says by harnessing technology in the country, the Patriotic Front (PF) government is also aware of how fast technology will help Zambia attain middle income status by 2030.

He says this is why it is important for the country to turn possibilities that technology can bring about into reality, the more reason it is further necessary for the country to learn from the latest technology trends from other advanced countries.

Mr. Mukanga was speaking this morning when Chinese ICT Company Huawei launched its Demo Truck Road show to showcase its ICT solutions in Lusaka.

And Mukanga has observed that by virtue of Huawei being one of the world’s leading ICT solution providers, government is honored to have its products showcased in the country as such a platform provides an opportunity for communication and exchange of ideas of how ICT can benefit Zambia.

And speaking earlier, Chinese Ambassador Zhou Yuxiao has observed that Zambia has the potential to do away with over reliance on mining to further develop.

Mr. Yuxiao says like other developed countries, Zambia can use Technology to foster its economic growth.

And Huawei Country Manager, Standly Qin Yuanhao disclosed that the four days Demo Truck Road show which started today through to Friday is meant to connect Zambia to possibilities that his company has developed through its international experience and research.

 

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