Government dispatches high-powered delegation for India mobile congress

GOVERNMENT recently dispatched what looks like an efficient delegation of executives and engineers to attend the India Mobile Congress.

Deputy Information, Technology and Courier Services minister Jenfan Muswere is leading the group.

Zimbabwe is represented at the congress by Africom, Telecel, Telone, Potraz, Powetel and Zarnet.

In a communique from India, Muswere said their attendance at the global showcase was in line with the President’s vision 2030 to promote and improve ICTs in Zimbabwe.

“I am leading a high-powered delegation of executives and engineers from various State-owned enterprises in the ICT sector. This is in line with the President’s vision 2030 and is also in line with the five pillars which include infrastructure and utility, inclusive growth and the social development pillars,” Muswere said.

He added that they were attending the congress in order to understand current developments within the world of technology.

Muswere said the delegation was interested inlearning and sharing ideas on new technologies, including harnessing investors.

 According to ICT deputy minister, the delegation was specifically interested in digital infrastructure, IOT (a system of integrated computing devices and digital machines), software development, base stations, optic fibre as well as e-government and cyber security.

Muswere said his team also had interests in smart initiatives, in particular smart agriculture and were going to tour India’s innovation hubs, call centres, information and communications technology plant and equipment, including the India rural connectivity project.