Government has reaffirmed its commitment of creating a conducive environment for the private sector to invest in the development of the information technology (IT) sector in the country.
Information and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister Mwansa Kapeya made the remarks during the launch of the Qrent Zambia in Lusaka this morning.
Mr. Kapeya said government attaches great importance to the development of the information technology in Zambia.
He disclosed that government has recorded significant strides in the development of IT.
However Mr. Kapeya bemoaned the high cost of information technology (IT) equipment and services.
He pointed out that this was hampering the rapid development of the IT sector in the country.
Mr. Kapeya said the launch of the Qrent Zambia will greatly assist in addressing challenges associated with IT.
He further said the rental model introduced by Qrent Zambia to rent out laptops, desktop computers and printers to public and private institutions will enhance access to IT.
He said Qrent Zambia rental model will supplement government’s efforts of making IT available to public institution at a reduced cost.
And Chief Executive Officer of the Innovent Group of Companies Darlington Kumbula appealed to the private and public sectors to take advantage of Qrent Zambia and access affordable IT equipment.
Mr. Kumbula said Qrent Zambia was an ideal model that cuts on costs incurred by business houses in purchasing new laptops of desktops.