PC-per-classroom policy applauded

ICT Minister Nelson Chamisa has ambition plans for a “PC-per-classroom” policy, which was launched recently at Chogugudza High School in Mashonaland East.

“Wherever there is electricity, there is going to be internet connectivity,” he said.

ICT experts said the programme, together with strengthening ICT in government, rural areas and schools were the type of strategies that could turn this country into the Silicon Valley of Africa in the next decade.

ICT industry players said they were interested in bidding for government tenders for the PC per classroom project.

Mkhluli Ndlovu, an executive with Westchase Consultancy, a Harare-based Microsoft partner, said the sector was interested in the indigenisation policy in so far as government tenders and other procurement deals were concerned. He said the sector was against expropriation.

"We want tax breaks, we want 51 percent of procurement from government to go to locals. We meet the criteria in terms of competence," he said.

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