DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Tanzania's Zanzibar President Hussein Ali Mwinyi on Wednesday launched a state-of-the-art information and communications technology (ICT) center aimed at promoting digital technology.
"The center opens a new page on ICT development that will enable Zanzibar to write its name in the global science and technology map," said Mwinyi when he launched the center at Bweleo on Unguja Island.
He said the ICT center will help accelerate economic development and improve the welfare of the people in the Zanzibar archipelago.
The launch of the ICT center, supported by the Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF) in collaboration with mobile network partners, went in tandem with the launch of 42 telephone towers that have been installed on Unguja Island and Pemba Island to boost telephone and internet communication.
Justina Mashiba, chief executive officer of the UCSAF, said that previously, seven ICT centers have also been built on Unguja Island and four on Pemba Island. - Xinhua