On 24th June, 2016, the African Union Commission (AUC) and ZTE Corp. signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the a of ICT and the smart digital transformation of Africa.
The Agreement was signed at the ZTE headquarters in Shenzhen, China, between H.E Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission and Dr. Pang Shengqing, Senior VP & Head of Enterprise Business at ZTE Corporation. The signing ceremony under ZTE’s slogan: “Tomorrow Waits”, is aimed at cooperating with the world’s top two optical network product and solution provider, ZTE to bring super smart, synergetic ICT network to contribute in the development agenda of Africa, notably Agenda 2063 and its Ten Year Implementation Plan.
ZTE and AUC mutually agreed to be partners in the areas of the Africa Center for Disease Control (CDC) and ICT development. As an international leading ICT solution provider, ZTE has agreed to create opportunities within the framework of the MoU for trainings in ICT capabilities to Africans in general and to the AUC staff in particular.
Erastus expressed the hope that the cooperation with ZTE will among other things, help the AUC to improve the lives of the African population in all areas including health, education, environment, agriculture, transportation, through smart businesses aimed at facilitating the day to day activities.
“ZTE undertook a smart approach to cooperate with the AUC at continental level as this will contribute to the transformation of the continent in line with the Aspiration of the Africa Agenda 2063,” Erastus said in a statement.