Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) has signed a partnership with Ngwana Enterprise on a mission to empower and develop digital start-ups.
Ngwana Enterprise is a local digital entity that focuses on digital and ICT talent development. It focuses mostly on eLearning. The enterprise’s main focus is mentoring students and teachers on coding, digital literacy and education.
BTC infrastructure acts as a backbone and vehicle in digital transformation projects that Ngwana Enterprises is working on. In partnership with Ngwana Enterprises, BTC last week hosted the first-ever Live Digital Session-Botswana on Industry 4.0 with European businessman, Henrik Von Scheel that was attended by startup business owners and tertiary students from Selebi-Phikwe and Gaborone.
Von Scheel, who is famously known as one of the masterminds behind the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ facilitated the event from his European base. He touched on issues such as the digital empowerment of 100,000 youth needing skilling to create jobs and increasing Botswana’s GDP.
“BTC’s main interest is to empower startup businesses in different industries through the digital abilities and services that we have as Telco. We act as a vehicle to transformation by collaborating with different institutions as an
He noted that the telecommunications company will be at the centre of digital transformation in the country as it is looking forward to working with different startup companies in the digital industry.
“This is the first of the many sessions that we are going to be hosting with BTC, as you know our goal is to bring digital transformation in the country that will increase the rate of job creation and develop the system in business ownership,” said Ngwana Enterprises chief executive officer, Mooketsi Tekere, who has strong faith in digital transformation.
Tekere further stated through digital transformation the youth would be able to achieve a number of professional goals and create a number of opportunities that will benefit the country.
Since its formation BTC has always expressed support in developing the local economic system by collaborating and working closely with the youth and other Batswana in different business sectors.