Zamtel ready to partner with software development startups for young entrepreneurs – the Mast Online
ZAMTEL says it is well positioned to play a critical role in helping the government increase the adoption of digital channels in the delivery of goods and services.
Zamtel congratulated President Hakainde Hichilema for recognizing the critical role that the digital and knowledge economy plays in improving productivity in all sectors of the economy.
Zamtel Director of Corporate Communications Changwe Kabwe said it was gratifying that President Hichilema, in his inaugural address to the National Assembly, highlighted how digital transformation affects all aspects of human activities, social, political and economic.
Kabwe said Zamtel is delighted that President Hichilema’s administration fully understands that digitization presents huge opportunities for developing countries like Zambia.
“It is gratifying that the presidential address addressed the fundamental questions surrounding the need to launch the digital revolution in Zambia. The tone gives players in the digital space a very good platform to play their meaningful role in realizing the government’s intentions and Zamtel is ready to contribute, ”Kabwe said.
He said Zamtel, through its Innovation Hub, was ready to partner with young entrepreneur software development start-ups and build capacity to develop innovative solutions to help deliver services in industries such as as finance, health, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing among others.
Kabwe observed that President Hichilema’s pledge that his administration would support innovation and creativity through local solutions across all sectors of the economy is part of Zamtel’s corporate strategy.
He said that with the largest network footprint and the clearest network, Zamtel has invested heavily in infrastructure to improve connectivity and service delivery.
“We are building over 1,009 new communications towers across the country, mostly in remote areas. So far we have over 800 sites turned on and it’s a game-changer in the way people communicate and do business. “Kabwe said. .