Marking the 12th digital center in Africa and the Middle East, local communications company, Orange Botswana, recently launched Botswana’s first digital center.
The Orange Digital Center is set to be a digital ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation.
The digital center allows experiences and expertise to be shared between countries and offer a simple and inclusive approach to improve young people's employability, encourage innovative entrepreneurship and promote the local digital ecosystem.
Following in the footsteps of Tunisia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Mali, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Madagascar, Morocco, and Liberia, it is in Botswana, that this 12th Orange Digital Center is inaugurated. Speaking at the official opening Orange Botswana Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nene Maiga highlighted: “At Orange Botswana, we are committed to digital equality.
We recognize this means bold actions and big investment to change the current narrative and status quo. That is why we have made the commitment to leverage the Orange Digital Center to meet Botswana’s needs, to buttress existing efforts to address the pressing challenges of economic inequality, which is often perpetuated by a lack of digital inclusion.
The onus is on us all to wield positive progress, and our resolve as Orange Botswana is firm. We can and will help promote sustainable progress for all.” Speaking on behalf of Government His Honour, Vice President (VP), Slumber Tsogwane, commended Orange Botswana for aligning themselves with Government’s vision of an improved Botswana in the digital era.
“As we continue this journey to bridge Digital Divide with the support of our strategic partner, Orange Botswana, we are cognizant of our unwavering commitment to improved efficiency, productivity, economic growth, and the well-being of society. Government remains committed to strengthening partnership with the private sector to bring about community development.
Government is equally appreciative of unflinching support of our cooperating partners like Orange Botswana in the overall development of our country in various areas of human endeavor. To this end, Orange Botswana’s act of generosity is worthy of our commendation and emulation as a nation,” VP Tsogwane said.