African Telecommunications Union (ATU) delegates had an opportunity to witness the launch of the Murombedzi Community Information Centre (CIC) by His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, President R.G. Mugabe, in Zvimba Communal area on Friday the 11th of July 2014. Over 7000 people attended the Official Opening ceremony. Senior Government officials, who included Senator E. Madzongwe, Minister of State for Mashonaland West Province, Hon. F. Chidarikire, Minister of State for Harare Province, Hon. M. Chikukwa and local leadership, witnessed the proceedings. The event was also graced by over 300 delegates from African Telecommunications Union Member states; 37 African countries; 18 Observer organizations from all over the world;
The 2014 African Telecommunications Union (ATU) Conference of Plenipotentiaries (CPL-14) and related meetingswas hosted by Zimbabwe at Rainbow Towers Hotel in Harare from 3 to 10 July 2014.The Conference was officially opened by the Hon. Vice President Joyce Mujuru on the 10th of July 2014. The Hon. Vice President called on African countries to remain united and develop the much needed capacity to effectively harness the potential of ICTs in improving the social and economic transformation of African people. She also encouraged the African region to field one candidate during the elections for ITU’s Deputy Secretary General position at the 2014 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14) in Busan, South Korea so as to avoid diluting the region’s vote.
SPEECH BY THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, POSTAL AND COURIER SERVICES ON THE OCCASION OF THE WORLD TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY COMMEMORATIONS, 17THMAY 2014