Zambia’s President, Hakainde Hichilema, recently announced a significant milestone in the country’s technological advancement. During his visit to Shenzhen, he engaged with ZTE, a renowned global ICT solutions provider, and inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a smartphone assembly plant within Zambia’s borders.
This strategic move is poised to be a game-changer for Zambia, offering a multifaceted impact. Firstly, the establishment of the smartphone assembly plant is expected to generate numerous job opportunities, addressing a critical aspect of employment in the country. Additionally, it aligns with Zambia’s commitment to enhancing digital solutions for its citizens through the E-government Division.
By bringing smartphone manufacturing capabilities to Zambia, the nation aims to foster greater accessibility to mobile technology, potentially accelerating digital inclusion and economic growth. President Hichilema’s proactive approach in fostering such partnerships reflects the government’s dedication to modernizing and uplifting the nation’s technological landscape.