One of the country’s largest Small to Medium electronic entity Satewave has emphasised it’s commitment to see a SMART Harare as it’s broad business plan at a tour of their main office by the Secretary of Provincial Affairs for Harare Metropolitan Province Tafadzwa Muguti today.
During the visit which Muguti described as part of his broader familiarisation with Business leaders exercise in Harare lately which has seen him interacting with National Foods last week and scheduled tour of the New Simbisa Brewery in Stapleford tomorrow.
The exercise was noted by Muguti as “Part of creating familiarisation of the business operational environment for advancement of potential Public Private Partnerships as he aims at building a Smart, Climate Change conscious and Harare in an era crime is on the increase.”
Satewave through their CEO Maggie Fang expressed their hope for a ‘Smart’ Zimbabwe as through their vast ‘smart city and world’ options Zimbabwe had partnered them for business while highlighting they had more ‘smart city’ options that Harare could take up as part of the City’s broader going green initiatives.
Satewave, a Chinese High end diversified electric, Solar system and ICT firm that operates under the ICT, Solar, Health care, Telecommunications and Advertising divisions and has been central in national projects like the ZINWA automated water system, Zupco ticketing system, emphasised their interest in availing more tailor-made options for Zimbabwe.
Muguti highlighted that his office “was eager to in turn work together with Satewave in the potential of building a smarter Harare with the main four focus areas as in the line of your operations through CCTV trials across the city for safety of the citizens, Smart City Management Systems, education system, Water Meters and potentially Solar Farm’s for energy in general and the preservation of city wetlands.“
Satewave CEO Maggie Fang further highlighted that, “Business has had been fair in Zimbabwe despite most of our potential big projects facing financial drawbacks, we have done projects for ZPC, ZINWA among other parastatals and we remain eager to offer ICT, Solar, Health Care, Telecommunications, and Advertising options for Zimbabwe.
While it remains true that Zimbabwean Cities have seen infrastructural dilapidation and poverty requiring literal smartness before technological smartness and meeting food needs of the generality who can not afford data prices the need for Smart cities remains key to combat climate change.