COVID-19 - Technology - December 1, 2020

CSZ to feed directly into the NDS1: Muswere

Government through the Ministry of ICT, Postal and Courier Services has urged the Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) to feed directly into the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) which relies heavily on the employment of ICT’s.

CSZ is one of the leaders in the conversation around how digital transformation can be pivoted as a strategy, in not only adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects but to take advantage of the new opportunities it presents.

Speaking at the CSZ official summit, Minister of ICT, Postal Courier Services Jenfan Muswere urges the company to operate feeding directly into the NDS1.

“Your role is not only limited to the Smart Zimbabwe 2030 as you know – but by extension, it feeds directly into the NDS1 which relies heavily on the employment of ICTs in propelling development initiatives across all divides of the economy and society as enunciated in our national vision 2030.”

“In alignment with the NDS1 we envisage a digital economy, digital government, and an increasingly digital society,” he said.

Minister Muswere added that the government has pledged to support the CSZ in their journey which started in 1974, 46 years on, they remained committed to remain committed to your cause.

“We are truly walking through a significant time in the history of this country, and the world. Back to you the CSZ, whom I consider our partners-in-technology, I have keenly watched your participation in the National ICT policy framework reviews and I truly commend you for that.

“I applaud your invaluable insights and input into the bills, including the Cyber Security and Data Protection Bill.”

“I note, with pride, how the CSZ seized the opportunity, with many other stakeholders in the ICT space, to join the cornerstone consultative process in building the Smart Zimbabwe 2030 initiative,” he added.

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