Minister  for ICT roadmap specific for nation's needs  

08Jan 2021
Henry Mwangonde
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Minister  for ICT roadmap specific for nation's needs  

MINISTER for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Dr Faustine Ndugulile has challenged experts in the sector to come up with Tanzania’s specific needs in line with global demands.

MINISTER for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Dr Faustine Ndugulile.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the minister said with clearly defined areas of focus in ICT training and mainstreaming, key sectors such as agriculture, health and finance are likely to see massive increase in productivity.

Dr Ndungulile  who was speaking during the 14th graduation ceremony of the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) said there is need for more research to establish the real needs now that the world is talking of internet of things, artificial intelligence and block chain. 

The minister hailed DIT for the developmental advancement it has made to be a centre for training for technology experts especially for venturing into livestock products processing.

“The rate of innovation at the Institute is a great move in achieving economic development,” he said.

He said the 0.5-percent contribution of the ICT to the national economy was not enough and there is need for more because the sector touches on all sectors from agriculture, health and others.

He says the innovation of the ventilation machine was a milestone step in addressing newborn deaths that the country faces.

Dr Ndugulile thanked the Institute for coming up with educational programs that were timely and would address challenges facing the country.

“It is impossible for a country to make big steps in economic development while depending on foreign experts, It is the expectation of president John Magufuli to see the country benefiting from technology.”

He added that there was need to come up with a strategy where science and technology will be part of the syllabus in early stages of education.

For his part, DIT Principal Prof Preksedis Ndomba about 1096 graduates have finalised their education this year. Read

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