Samsung responds to Sata’s call to invest in Zambia

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-President Michael Sata’s recent inaugural state visit to Korea has started paying off to Zambia with Samsung Electronics donating some of its innovative products to the Zambia government to enhance socio-economic development in rural areas.

 

And Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska has urged Samsung Electronics to assist the Zambian government with its Information Technology (IT) solutions to newly created districts where physical infrastructure is still a challenge.

 

Speaking during a presentation from a team of IT experts at Cabinet Office today, Samsung Country Manager James Chona said the company intends to partner with the Zambian government in enhancing social services in rural areas.

 

Mr. Chona said Samsung has a wide range of Smart Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions that enhance social welfare, education, health, security and e-government using solar power especially in rural areas.

 

He explained that his company has started preliminary discussions with Zamtel and the Zambia Information Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) on how best to make use of its donated products to the Zambian government.

 

And Secretary to the Cabinet Rowland Msiska has urged Samsung Electronics to assist the Zambian government with its IT solutions by providing such to newly created districts where physical infrastructure is still a challenge.


Dr. Msiska suggested that the donated ICT equipment should be tried in newly created districts such as Shiwang’andu, which has internet connectivity, to see how its smart education, smart e-government, smart safe community and smart healthcare function.

 

He explained that if the pilot project proves efficient, government may consider extending this technology to other newly created districts.

 

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