Maseru – Technology will contribute to the development of Lesotho as it will assist in the alleviation of poverty and unemployment.
The Minister of Communication, Science and Technology Honourable Khotso Letsatsi said this at an event to receive Computers from Vodacom Lesotho in Maseru, adding that technology will also assist Basotho to communicate with the outside world.
Honourable Letsatsi said students who will benefit from this initiative are expected make a significant change in their areas through innovation and the community will reduce expenses as they will access information from their comfort zone, thus thanked Vodacom Lesotho.
Speaking at the event Vodacom Lesotho Corporate Affairs Manager Mr. Ts’epo Ntaopane said their goal is to ensure that every Mosotho has access to the Internet, saying their top priority is to make sure that schools have Internet services.
According to Mr. Ntaopane they will ensure that the nation has access to mobile broad band in order to confront challenges such as climate change, adding that the computers should be used as a medium of learning across the board, and not just for computer science.
Vodacom Lesotho presented 35 computers to the Minister of Communications in this second phase, while in the first phase 20 schools benefited from this initiative and the computers will be presented to the Minister of Education and Training at a later stage.