African Countries, Unite! SADC Ministers Call for Tech Collaboration for Continent's Growth
"If Botswana has some certain devices, they bring us those and we try to assemble in Zimbabwe, that collaboration is also important. [...] I also feel that there is need for us to look at technology hubs. I saw it in Rwanda recently, there is a technology hub where they have collaboration with all countries. Any country can come in to collaborate. I think this is also important for us to have these technology hubs where we can learn from each other," Mavetera quoted as saying by the Zimbabwean newspaper The Herald.
"[...] Let’s get together. We all know we are not in competition and we all need to learn from each other," she said.
"In Tanzania, we are neighbors of about nine countries, let’s share and see how we can work together, face the challenges together, share experiences together and even bring resources together. Those little resources we have, if we can bring them together we can achieve a lot. It is important," he stated.
"When we set these goals we must set our ways to achieve them. [...] So, there is a great disappointment as a region that we are not there to support our key goals. This is very key because as a region we need to connect, build infrastructure that connects us collectively and build this one digital market. It is very key," Segokgo said.
"One of the things that I feel we need to defeat and disrupt is the colonialist development pattern both in the SADC region and continent. [...] We need to share knowledge and even resources that the SADC region has," Mapulane argued.