Pupils at Mpulungu Day Secondary School received 15 computers in a joint donation between Honourable Freedom Sikazwe, MP and CEC Liquid Telecom last month. The generous gesture was made as a significant contribution to driving Zambia towards a knowledge economy and also efforts to attaining the country’s digital future.
In line with the objectives set out in the Vision 2030 of Zambia becoming a prosperous middle-income country by 2030, the public-private partnership between the Honourable Minister of Presidential Affairs and the leading independent data provider was a step in the right direction.
The acceleration and mainstreaming of ICT culture in the Zambian education curricula is Government’s current priority in order to ensure early adaptation and sustainability of ICT based solutions. The computer donation to Mpulungu Day Secondary School is expected to improve ICT infrastructure just as Government is investing in the access to devices through the Smart Zambia Master Plan. Indeed, the joint donation of the computers is evidence to the development of ICT in the country through the Smart Zambia Initiative which has been directed to filter to all sectors including institutions of learning.
“Knowledge is now recognised as a key driver of productivity and economic growth, leading to a new focus on the role of information, technology and learning in economic performance,” observed the Minister of Presidential Affairs, Honourable Freedom Sikazwe, MP.
“I am honoured to be presenting a joint donation between Government and a private entity to achieve the common goal of attaining Zambia’s digital future. Access to devices such as desktop computers in a classroom not only empowers pupils with ICT skills but also exposes them to an endless world of possibilities. Our donation today is aimed at complementing Government’s efforts in bridging the digital divide,” stated CEC Liquid Managing Director, Andrew Kapula.
“The reason why we are here is to change the way our country perceives the role of innovation, science, information and communication technology in national development. This investment in the youth of Zambia who constitute the majority of our population will undoubtedly promote innovation as a key resource for future socio-economic growth,” highlighted the Minister of Presidential Affairs, Honourable Freedom Sikazwe, MP.
The 2018 Budget Speech emphasized the significance of access to devices which would transform service provision by both public and private sectors through the use of innovative Information and Communications Technologies.
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CEC Liquid Telecom has become the preferred wholesale broadband connectivity telecommunications company, both at national level and within the region.
CEC Liquid Telecom; a joint venture between Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) and Liquid Telecommunications Holding Limited (Liquid Telecom) was incorporated in May 2011
CEC Liquid Telecom has at present constructed a fibre optic network spanning over 6,000 Km within Zambia alone, covering ALL major cities in the country and providing them with an opportunity to tap into high speed world-class FTTH and 4G LTE internet connectivity.
Through its ambitious infrastructure development CEC Liquid now delivers international services into Zambia over six fully diverse/protected terrestrial fibre to London served over 4 diverse subsea cables. This gives our customers the differentiated customer experience that they enjoy.
CEC Liquid has a direct peering and access to Google and Akamai content (biggest content provider in the world), making it the fastest internet link to most high traffic sites such as Google, YouTube, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple etc.
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