Telecom firm TigoZantel and the Zanzibar Information Communication Technology Infrastructure Agency (ZICTIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) geared towards enhancing Zanzibar’s digital transformation
The signing event was held at the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communication and Transport, Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar yesterday and hosted by the ZICTIA Director General Eng. Shukuru Suleiman
Speaking shortly after the signing event, the Tigo Tanzania Chief Executive Officer Kamal Okba said the MoU is part of his company’s ambitions strategy to accelerate digitization through connectivity in Urban, rural and underserved areas across the beautiful Zanzibar archipelago.
“The goal of this MoU is to establish a framework for strategic business collaboration between TigoZantel and ZICTIA, in a manner mutually agreed upon, that will enable both parties to leverage their expertise and promote and sell Fiber-to-the-X (FTTx) access services in Zanzibar which will have national significance such as island-wide CCTV coverage or e-healthcare, strategic government modernization and digitization projects, or other services associated with the smart cities concept,” he said.
He added that his company is currently executing an extensive modernization project to offer state-of -the art and best-in-class technology in each site including rural sites across Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.
“TigoZantel is honored to be entrusted by ZICTIA with the responsibility to build a brighter, more connected future for Zanzibar and Tanzania as a whole 🇹🇿,” he said.
The ZICTIA Director General Eng. Shukuru Suleiman during the event said the MoU has come timely and aligns with Government’s digitization drive.