The government says the country should embrace technology through the establishment of data centres to promote digital economy.

The data industry should be supported to bridge the gap of digital economy which is critical in all sectors.

In an interview with ZBC News on the sidelines of the launch of the Africa Data Centre in the capital, Deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development Cde Magna Mudyiwa said there is need for the country to embrace technology by having data centres to strengthen economic growth of the industry.

“Data centres embrace the increasing commercial and social importance of online services society,” said the deputy minister.

Chairman of the Africa Data Centre Association Dr Dunny Derera said the coming in of data centres for Africa will have the capability to create more jobs for youths.

“Currently we do not have data centres in Zimbabwe and we still need to have one,” he said.

A data centre structure is used to house computer systems and associated components such as connectivity and storage systems.

The launch ran under the theme, “Bridging the Gap in the African Digital Economy”.