Lusaka Mayor Wilson Kalumba has implored data service providers in Zambia to support the small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector as it is the engine of Zambia’s economic growth.
Speaking during the launch of Vodacom Zambia’s Enterprise at Lusaka’s Society House on Thursday, Mayor Kalumba said data services companies should consider providing free space and Internet to young innovators to encourage them to work harder.
And Mayor Kalumba disclosed that through the Lusaka City Council (LCC) his office will offer free office space and Internet at Civic Centre stating farther that Government has prioritized Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by coming up with the National ICT Policy, establishment of Secretariat for ICT and transforming the former Zamtel College into Zambia ICT College.
The Lusaka City Mayor underscored that part of the data service providers’ should be in lowering charges noting that data usage in Zambia was still low granting the recent remarkable progress.
“I was to implored data service providers in Zambia to support the small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector as it is the engine of Zambia’s economic growth” His worship kalumba said