Govt scaling up digitisation: Muswere

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Brighton Goko

INFORMATION Communication Technology minister Jenfan Muswere says the government has embarked on several projects to heighten the country’s digitisation.

Speaking during the launch of a vehicle tracking and fleet management system for government vehicles in Harare yesterday, Muswere said there was no going back on digitisation.

“We have been given a specific mandate to digitise the government and the nation as a whole. This has seen us heightening this pursuit through accelerating and ensuring conclusion of many projects that are being implemented by the different entities under our purview,” the minister said.

The tracking system, TelTrack, is a collaboration of State-owned telecommunications company TelOne and CMED Private Limited.

“Indeed, TelOne has been able to deliver several such projects under the government’s 100-day cycle. I am, therefore, pleased that once again, we are here launching and celebrating the innovativeness that is now becoming synonymous with TelOne through the launch of TelTrack.

“It is products like TelTrack that respond directly to the call for a Digital Zimbabwe which is a key priority under the government’s Vision 2030,” Muswere said.

The ICT minister said tracking units for this system were being installed on the government’s fleet to boost efficiencies and also generate valuable digital data for use in effectively managing the government’s vehicles.

He added that the product has been embraced by a number of local authorities as well as private players.

“This system comes at an opportune time where dynamics in the market continue to evolve and has since proven its capability in high tech fleet management; buoyed on the back of TelOne’s robust telecommunications infrastructure. . . ” the minister added.

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