(ZANIS) The Zambian government and Huawei have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which seeks to promote the country’s digital transformation agenda.

The agreement was signed by Zambia’s Technology and Science Minister FELIX MUTATI and Huawei’s Vice President for Southern Africa Region PHIL LI, at Huawei’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA and Huawei’s Chief Executive Officer REN ZHEFENG.

The MoU is aimed at realising a digitized future for Zambia by improving Information Communication Technology -ICT- infrastructure and expanding access to reliable and affordable digital services across the country.

Speaking after witnessing the signing ceremony, President HICHILEMA, said Zambia will help Huawei and other partners increase their participation in the country’s economic development.

President HICHILEMA further said Zambia is ready to work closely with Huawei to explore the development of a dynamic digital economy.

And Huawei’s President for Southern Africa Region LEO CHEN said the agreement marks a new milestone in collaboration between Zambia and his company.

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