My discussion with the Zimbabwean Minister of Finance

July 4, 2009

A few weeks ago I engaged the Honorable Minister of Finance in Zimbabwe Mr Tendai Biti. I asked the minister what he thinks the role of information technology in the development in Zimbabwe is:

This is what I asked:

Would the Minister agree that promoting transparency through the use of Information Technology is the key to unlocking investor confidence and boosting industry?

And this is what he said:

I do indeed agree with your opinion as ICT has become paramount in facilitating access to information, efficient communication and business transactions, which are all necessary for enhancing the country’s competitiveness. In this regard, Government has finalised the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Bill in order to ensure best practices of regulations as well as facilitate the improvement of information and communications infrastructure with a view to unlocking investor confidence and boosting industry.

Please visit the followig site for further referrene:

http://www.zimtreasury.org/talk-to-tendai-detail.cfm?News=192

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