The Postal and Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe , Potraz availed another Community Information Centre (CIC), for Mutare residents, in the high density suburb of Sakubva over the weekend.
This becomes the second CIC to be launched for the Eastern city, with the grand event, last year being officiated by the former president, Robert Mugabe.
Addressing the community during the unveiling, Permanent secretary in the ministry of ICT, engineer Sam Kundishora affirmed that government was committed to making sure that the locals without gadgets and access to ICTs will be empowered through the facilities.
“We are bringing yet another CIC closer to your community as we seek to equip you with technological access and training where more than 8000 citizens have already been trained free of charge”
Potraz deputy Director General, Mr Alfred Marisa also said the organisation has established more than 88 CICs sites countrywide but it was faced with financial challenges to fully refurbish buildings earmarked for the projects as well as sourcing computers.
We started with provincial CICs and now going to all the other post offices, we love to go to districts but right now we are targeting the existing post offices. In villages we are setting up containerized sites depending on the demand, that is if it warrants to have a CIC,