A delegation of South African Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts are set to visit Zimbabwe this week, in order to help restore trans-border trade relations between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
In an interview, Kenna Consulting Chief Executive Officer, Kelvin Onuoka, says the team is inviting relevant stakeholders to participate in rebuilding the Zimbabwean ICT infrastructure.
Participants in the initiative include Zimbabwean Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Nelson Chamisa, Permanent Secretary in the ministry of ICT, Engineer Sam Kundishora, Kenna Consulting CEO Onuoka, Chief Executive Officer for CGF Research Institute, Terry Booysen, Managing Director for Palladium Consultants, Paul Aucaamp and Maxwell Ramutla, who is the Chief Executive Officer for Afrovation.
Says Onouka: “The team is expected to liaise with interested South African companies wishing to invest in Zimbabwe and advise the Zimbabwean ICT ministry on policy matters, Public-Private Partnership models, Corporate Governance best practices and IT solutions,”
“Kenna Consulting and its team of leading independent firms are positioned to provide business advisory services and strategy to assist potential investors in making critical decisions in trans-border business transactions as well as understanding the dynamics of doing business in Zimbabwe, value and cost central to all business transactions and the underlying risk potential,”
During his visit to South Africa last week, Minister Chamisa highlighted the role of ICT in the development of any nation, and outlined future plans that include a massive campaign to establish PCs and internet connectivity in schools, government offices and households.
Minister Chamisa urged regional and international companies to invest in the revival of the ICT sector, particularly in the rural areas where a significant number of professionals such as teachers, health, agricultural experts, scholars and other individuals require internet connectivity and telephony.
Acknowledging the political challenges in his country, Chamisa further assured investors that the Zimbabwean government was committed to creating a stable environment conducive to foreign investment.