|President to launch e-learning programme|
|Tuesday, 27 March 2012 00:00|
District tomorrow. The massive computerisation programme targets all schools in Zimbabwe by 2015 as the country moves towards a knowledge based economy.
Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, Information Communication Technology Minister Nelson Chamisa said: “His Excellency the President will officially launch the e-Learning Centre at Chogugudza.”
Minister Chamisa, however, blasted telephone service providers for profiteering despite reduction of duty and exemption of most of their communication equipment from paying duty by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.
“Base stations are coming in duty free and even software and other ICT equipment but the cost is not going down.
He said Government will protect the public from unscrupulous telephone service providers and urged them to source for investors not to squeeze the public of their hard-earned cash.
“You will begin to skin the customer alive because you are trying to get money.
He said Zimbabwe had made significant strides in the ICT sector and use of technology had increased from 13 percent to 72 percent.
He also said e-Governance was already functioning as computers had already been introduced to parliamentarians.