Govt commits to end information gap

By ZBC Reporter
GOVERNMENT has made a commitment to bridging the digital divide between rural and urban communities following the setting up of a community information centre in Mberengwa this Friday.
Government is embarking on a number of developmental programmes, with the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs in charge of Implementation and Monitoring, Honourable Joram Gumbo, on a nationwide tour to assess the implementation of projects in the fourth and fifth cycles.
Speaking after touring Mataga Community Information Centre in Mberengwa this Friday, Minister Gumbo said the government is committed to bridging the information gaps hindering development in rural areas.
“We are very much satisfied with this community information centre which seems to be complete. As government, we want to end information gaps and ensure communities are connected,” said Dr Gumbo
Zimpost Midlands Regional Manager, Henry Tendenedzai said the information centre will see the local community accessing information and services on the click of a button.
“We have twenty operational information centres in Midlands at every Zimpost. These centres will see communities getting connected to the superhighway, reprographic services among other services,” said Tendenedzai.
Mberengwa South legislator, Honourable Alum Mpofu says the information centre will enable learners to embrace e-learning.
“As the community, we are happy our learners will access information easily,” said Mpofu.
The Community Information Centres are being implemented by the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services.