ZAMBIA is next month scheduled to host an inaugural international Information Communications Technology (ICT) and Fintech expos under the theme: ‘Enhancing digital security, resilience and skills for sustainable digital transform through innovation collaboration and inclusion’.
And the Government says the indaba’s hosting between September 22 and 23 is timely as the country seeks to bridge the ICT gap divide especially between rural and urban areas.
Speaking during a breakfast ahead of the festival, Payments Association of Zambia Chairperson Roy Muyelu said the occasion would provide an opportunity for various stakeholder to conduct critical dialogue related to the promotion of digital transformation.
Mr. Muyelu said the expo was aimed to further engagement levels between ICT professional and provide a platform to exhibit industry innovations.
At the same occasion, ICT Association of Zambia President Clement Sinyangwe said the festival would include about 80 industry players who would exhibit various innovations to unlock the sector’s potential.
In welcoming the event’s hosting, Ministering of Science and Technology Permanent Secretary Brilliant Habeenzu urged participants to use the form to explore innovations which would enable them learn best practices to thrive in the industry.
Dr. Habeenzu said this in a speech read on his behalf by the Ministry’s Acting Director Sylvia Mulenga.