Internet service provider, Africom has launched a US$13 million 4G wireless internet.

Speaking at the launch ceremony held in Chitungiza today, the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Postal and Courier Services, Mr Cosmas Chigwamba, who stood in for guest of honour, Minister Supa Mandiwanzira, said ICT is key in ensuring ease of doing business and driving economic growth.

“Zimbabwe must not be left behind in the digital drive. We need to have a knowledge based society by 2020 through ICT and all communities must be part of it,” he said.

Africom Managing Director, Mrs Rudo Mudavanhu called for cooperation in ICT sector and hailed other networks for embracing network sharing.

She added that: “We need to believe firmly that economic growth through ICT is possible.”

Africom Board Chairperson, Dr Sibusiso Moyo said his organisation is proud to be part of the drive to empower Zimbabweans through ICT, adding that they believe in competition in the sector as it ensures the provision of world class services.

He said there is demand for internet globally and even in Zimbabwe by business and individuals alike.