African governments 'need to improve' ICT integration

21 September 2010

African governments need to improve their ICT programmes, it has been claimed.

There needs to be a series of initiatives introduced in order to raise industrialisation on the continent, the Southern Times reports.

Professor Gabriel Kabanda, Zimbabwe Open University pro vice-chancellor, noted local solutions need to be developed that will focus on the correct technologies.

"ICT provides increased access to market information and reduces transaction costs for poor farmers and traders - generally they function to create employment and increase wealth," he added.

The specialist observed the vast natural resources of the area have not been properly utilised by investment in technology and human capital development.

According to the news provider, the failure to use ICT is an African-wide issue and it added Zimbabwe is only starting to explore the benefits of it.

Business Daily recently reported ICT has helped transform the finances of Uganda as people can now access banking remotely.

Categories: ICT

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