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Update on MICT policy consultation schedule

Last week we published the schedule for the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology’s (MICT) consultative review workshops. Unfortunately there were some errors in the original schedule we received. Some of our readers had wondered if the Ministry would conduct a consultation session in Masvingo. To our knowledge this was done on the 5th of July, which was a day before we published the original schedule. The original schedule we published also did not feature the venues for most of the cities on the itinerary. These venues have now been finalized. Of note the dates for Chinhoyi and Bindura have changed from the 11th and 12th of July to 31 July and 01 August 2012 respectively. The dates for the other cities are as originally published but now have the venues for each. The updated schedule is now as follows:

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Proceedings for all workshops are scheduled to start at 8:30am. If you are keen on participating in this process, we also urge you to contact the Ministry on the following Harare telephone number: (04) 707 347 to ensure that your contribution is heard.

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4 thoughts on “Update on MICT policy consultation schedule

  1. they must also have a website if they are really serious consultation. some of us we live out of those cities. a website will reach a wider audience.

  2. So pathetic!!! The ICT ministry cant even use a website to drive a policy change. What ICT are we talking about then??? They might as well go hang!

  3. So much about this ministry of ICT. I am reliably informed that they
    contracted a Min of Justice lawyer to be the ICT Consultant for this
    National ICT Policy review, someone who does not even have any ICT
    experience and knowledge at all. This whole exercise is just to
    rubberstamp an already drafted ICT policy they want to have launched.
    Look at how the tight the programme has been designed. I stay in Mutare
    and i did not know about this program until only after it had been held.
    There is no platform to even engage other Zimbabweans who cannot make
    it at the venue save for the email (yahoo addresses) they put in.The
    ministry’s website cannot even facilitate input. What happened to the
    key stakeholders of the ICT industry i thought they would be consulted
    and would be part and parcel of this important exercise. I am seeing
    this exercise as a worst of time and the Min of ICT is trying to push
    their predetermined agendas.

    What happened to the previous one the ICT Bill which never saw any light at all? What makes this one sail through without hiccups, food for thought? Techzim i am sure you can do us a favour and ask Chamisa about this if we are to avoid the same thing happenning to this one again!!!!!!!!

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