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Gvt launches new National Data Centre to anchor e-government programmes

The Office of the President and Cabinet(OPC) in conjunction with the Ministry of ICT, Postal and courier services has commissioned a new National Data Centre(NDC) as an anchor to e-government programmes, improving efficiency in how government departments conduct their businesses.

Preparations for the NDC has been on the cards for a long time as government seeks to digitalize its operations and data storage.

Government has been dealing with hard copy documentation and this paused challenges in easily getting access to data.

Speaking at the launch, President Mnangagwa said the objectives of the NDC are to create a facility for the centralization of the government’s ICT operations and equipment with a view of achieving cost savings and the coordinated modernization of government business.

“The national data center is of strategic national importance and its reach and impact will go a long way towards the attainment of an upper-middle-income economy by 2030.

The center will provide the facilities to optimize, harmonize and standardize e-government data and information management processes thereby improving public sector administration and management,” he said.

Minister of ICT Postal and Courier Services, Dr Jenfan Muswere said the national data centre will also support government’s aspirations in the National Development Strategy One leading up to Vision2030.

“We are optimistic that with what we have seen then we can go further in terms of ensuring transparency and accountability,” he said.

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