By Nkanyiso Ncube
PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has officially opened the Dangamvura-Chikanga Community Information Centre, bringing to 80 the number of community information centres completed so far.
Address delegates at the official opening of the centre, President Mugabe said the new infrastructure should assist in championing development and unlock new modern learning trends for young people.
“Firstly l want to congratulate the people of Manicaland that they now have an Information Centre that will help them especially young people to do their researches, printing services and it is my hope that you are going to work hand in hand with the Ministry of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Postal and Courier Services in achieving the national goals,” he said.
President Mugabe lamented the abuse of internet by young people who copy foreign culture.
“It is sad that some of you abuse internet to commit crimes, writing unnecessary things on various social media platform wasting time.”
Speaking at the same occasion, ICT Minister Supa Mandiwanzira told the delegates that so far 80 community information centers have been established across the country.
The Dangamvura-Chikanga Community Information Center is situated at what was once Dangamvura Post Office and will enable residents to access Wi-Fi, internet service, printing, photocopying, scanning and binding, among other facilities.
President Mugabe also presented computers to 20 schools in Dangamvura. The Community Information Centres are meant to ensure rural communities have access to information technology, a critical aspect to foster growth and development.
The program is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services and ZimPost.