Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services

Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services
TypeGovernmental Organisation
Headquarters76 Samora Machel Avenue, 7th Floor, Bank Chambers
Location
Minister
Jenfan Muswere
Key people
Sam Kundishora (Permanent Secretary)
Websitehttp://www.ictministry.gov.zw/
RemarksTel: (+263) 24 707347

Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services is a Ministry in the Government of Zimbabwe. It oversees:

Background

This ministry aims to develop an enabling environment for the creation of a knowledge based society that transgresses across all levels of the society.

Pincipals

FUNCTIONS

  • Develop appropriate policies and strategies that enhance provision of ICT, telecommunications, postal and courier services;
  • Develop an enabling environment for the creation of a knowledge-based society that transgresses across all levels of society;
  • Spearhead the development of appropriate regulatory frameworks that facilitate the promotion of information communication technology, telecommunications, postal and courier services;
  • Champion and promote ICT literacy and utilization in the country in order to enhance regional and international competitiveness as a nation;
  • Develop ICT access channels e.g. information kiosks and community information centres for the less privileged members of society to have access to developmental information;
  • Establish and manage an e-government framework structures and applications at national level;
  • Evaluate the impact of ICT, telecommunications, postal courier services across all sectors of the economy;
  • Champion, promote and coordinate national ICT, telecommunications, postal and courier research and development of cost effective software, hardware and infrastructure so that it reaches best international standards;
  • Develop supportive and enabling communications infrastructure to ensure equitable access to ICTs by all citizens including disadvantaged groups and rural communities;
  • Introduce and enforce stringent quality of service standards in the provision of ICTs;
  • Create a conducive environment for investment in the areas of ICTs, telecommunications, postal and couriers services through public private partnerships; and
  • Exercise oversight over parastatals and state owned enterprises under the Ministry.

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