Zambia needs efficient ICT solutions – Msiska

Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska
Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska

Acting Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska says the country needs efficient and cost effective Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) solutions.

Dr Msiska said the private sector should raise to the challenge especially in this era where fast evolving ICT market takes centre stage.

Dr Msiska was speaking in Lusaka yesterday when he officiated at the GRZ-ZAMTEL Expo, a facility that has created a forum by bringing all government line ministries and departments together so that they could explore internet services and e-governance programmes.

He commended Zambia Tele-communication Company (ZAMTEL) for offering the practical realization of Government’s ICT operations.

“I commend ZAMTEL for this innovation and approach and I urge you to continue with the same spirit in this fast evolving ICT market,” Dr Msiska said.

He said the GRZ-ZAMTEL Expo innovation would improve government’s service delivery and interface with the Zambian people.

Dr Msiska also said government needed a reliable partner with the right mix of technology and capacity to steer the e-governance project to a higher level.

The Acting Secretary to Cabinet challenged other parastatal companies to emulate ZAMTEL in business drives and quicken the pace of ICT services across government department country-wide because government alone cannot manage.

And ZAMTEL Chief Executive Officer Mupanga Mwanakatwe reiterated his organization’s commitment to invest and facilitate the provision of cost effective communication solution aimed at improving access to information.

Dr Mwanakatwe said a robust, efficient state of the art is required to service the Zambian people.



  1. That is the caliber of Secretary to Cabinet we have been waiting for for a long time. He is able to identify the relevance of new technologies and the role that it is playing both in the social-sphere as well as in business and government.  Keep it up Doc!!

    • Without proper training, even university graduates become derelict
      The mentality of Zambians is that digging a well or a pit latrine is common sense; it’s not
      but simple science.

  2. Rwanda and kenya are way ahead in this game of ICT but with Zed having a grade7 president i don’t think ICT will be taken seriously by GRZ.

    • It’s not the government’s duty to innovate.
      You seem to focus so much hatred on the PF government.
      That’s another draw back in Zambian culture – being followers.

  3. LT, IT’S NOT “… raise to the challenge… IT’S ‘RISE’ TO THE CHALLENGE…


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