The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services has embarked on a technology transfer with Japan to equip the Zimbabwean law enforcers in fighting cyber crime in the country.
Addressing journalists at the Ministerial Offices yesterday, Honorable Kazembe Kazembe said that technology transfer is one of the projects the ministry is doing in collaboration with Japan.
“Japan through their embassy donated some equipment for Cyber Security, it’s something we have spoken about and they are looking forward to ensuring that project takes off,” he said
Last year in November, Japan donated state of the art, up to date equipment which comprised of digital forensic tools, face recognition systems, an information system and an information sharing platform to give the Zimbabwe Republic Police the capacity in ensuring people’s safety.
Minister Kazembe spoke on the donations and when the ministry expects the project to take off. The motivation behind training law enforcers is to curb cyber crimes and their proliferation.
“We are hoping by the end of this year,the project would have taken off. There is also going to be training of our local people especially the police,”he said.
The synergy is being fast tracked by Japanese company Jetro, which is responsible for promoting mutually beneficial trade and investments between Japan and other countries.