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STATE TO MAINSTREAM DIGITAL REVOLUTION IN GOVT. PROGRAMMES

ZAMBIA’s President Hakainde Hichilema says Government will mainstream digital revolution in national programmes in order to tap into the talents and creativity of Zambians.

The President said this when he delivered his maiden speech to the first session of the 13th National Assembly in Lusaka.

Mr Hichilema emphasized the critical role that the digital and knowledge economy plays in enhancing productivity across all sectors of the economy.

He explained that digital transformation affects every aspect of human, social, political and economic activities.

The President further said digital transformation also presents huge opportunities for developing countries, especially those that seek to industrialise.

“Government is keen to support innovation and creativity especially, which offer home grown solutions across all sectors of the economy,” President Hakainde

The Head of State added that his government is committed to technological advancement in the country thus, the proposed formation of the Ministry of Technology and Science.

He further explained that government will implement policy measures to promote economic transformation especially in sectors such as Information and Communication Technology.

The President noted the importance of digital transformation especially under the COVID-19 pandemic environment, which has restricted physical interaction and changed the way people conduct business.

President Hichilema observed that people are already enjoying the benefits of Information and Communication Technology in their daily lives.

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