The government says it is committed to ensuring that rural communities have access to information communication technology (ICT).

The Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Cde Supa Mandiwanzira who was the guest speaker at the commemoration of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day in Murewa said the government is committed to ensuring that rural communication have access to ICT to improve their lives adding that new base stations will be rolled out in rural areas soon.

“There is need to put up more base stations in rural areas to improve ICT connectivity so that communication is made easier,” he said.

POTRAZ Director General Dr Gift Machengete said ICT is set to transform lives of the rural populace.

“The wonderful emerging technology is set to transform lives and eradicate poverty among the rural people in Zimbabwe and we will ensure all communities have access to ICTs,”said Dr Machengete.

Cde Mandiwanzira also officially opened the Murewa Information Centre at the Murewa Post Office.

The information centre will offer services to people in Murewa as well as those from surrounding neighbouring districts like Mudzi, Mutoko and UMP.

This year’s ICT Day was held under the theme: ‘Enabling the Positive Use of Artificial Intelligence for all’.