PUBLIC telecommunication company, Zamtel, has applauded Zambia’s President for recognizing the critical role that the digital and knowledge economy plays in enhancing productivity across all sectors of the economy.
This is according to a statement issued by Zamtel Corporate Communications Manager Changwe Kabwe and made available to Techwatch News.
President Haikainde Hichilema in his maiden address to the National Assembly highlighted how digital transformation affects every aspect of human, social, political and economic activities.
Zamtel is elated that President Hichilema’s administration fully appreciates that digitalization presents huge opportunities for developing countries like Zambia.
“It is pleasing that the Presidential Speech touched on the core issues around the need to kick start the digital revolution in Zambia. The tone sets a very good platform for players in the digital space to play their meaningful role in actualizing the intentions of the government and Zamtel is ready to contribute,” Mr Kabwe said.
The telecoms firm is well-positioned to play a critical role in harnessing this potential by helping the government increase the adoption of digital channels in the provision of goods and services.
Through its Innovation Hub, Zamtel is ready to partner with Start-Up software development companies for youth entrepreneurs and build capability to develop innovative solutions to help deliver services in sectors such as finance, health, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade among others.
The pledge by President Hichilema that his administration will support innovation and creativity through homegrown solutions across all sectors of the economy fits in with the Zamtel corporate strategy.
With the widest network footprint and clearest network, Zamtel has invested heavily in infrastructure to enhance connectivity and service delivery.
“We are building over 1009 new communication towers across the country mainly in remote areas, so far we have over 800 sites that have been switched on and this is proving to be a game-changer in the way people communicate and conduct commerce,” Mr Kabwe concluded.