Huawei in line with its commitment to the Zambian community and its determination to continue with its consistent corporate responsibility work’s and support ICT Talent development in Zambia, has trained 30 ICT Lecturers from top Zambian universities as well as Network Engineers from Smart Zambia Institute as instructors and engineers in Networking (Routing and Switching).
As a leading global provider of information and communications technology ( ICT ) infrastructure and smart devices we held the first of its kind and a high magnitude training in ICT at the state of the art ICT Center of Excellence building in Ndola (Zambia ICT College). The group was trained by an expert instructor from Huawei.
The vigorous training was in basics of networking to the advanced levels of networking. The trained tackled both theoretical aspects and intense practical during labs. Huawei is optimistic that the trained instructors and engineers will be fully equipped to carry out their duties efficiently.
The lecturers underwent a solid Instructor training program to equip them for the Huawei ICT Academy program to be run at various Zambian universities partnering with Huawei namely University of Zambia, Copperbelt University, ZCAS University, Mulugushi University, Zambia ICT College and Northrise University. This is a real demonstration of Huawei’s contribution and support to Zambia in ICT Talent development.
The program will subsequent see the training of over 1000 students in various ICT related fields such as networking, security and cloud computing. Upon completion, the long term program was launched in Lusaka with a Huawei ICT competition for universities and colleges in Southern Africa.
So far, over 1, 000 Students from over 9 tertiary Institutions have registered for the competition and will be certified and awarded with certificates of competence. Company Vice President for the Enterprise Business Group in Southern Africa, Michael Meng says he is hopeful that more than 30 Institutions will register for the program next year and over 20 thousand students are expected to be trained through the program in the next five years.
And recently Government through the Ministry of Transport and Communications Permanent Secretary Engineer Misheck Lungu at the Zambia ICT Talents Development Summit and Huawei ICT Competition Launch Ceremony in Lusaka called on the Zambia information Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) to ensure that the Universal Access Fund is used to develop research in the ICT sector.
Mr. Lungu advised young people to spend time creating innovative ideas that can create jobs for others in the country and promised those participating in the competition that those that emerge the best may have a job secured for them.
And Smart Zambia Coordinator Dr. Martine Mtonga says Zambia and Huawei will work together towards enhancing student capabilities and obtain more job opportunities and creating a platform for students and teachers to share knowledge among other things.
ICT Association of Zambia President, Alick Siankumo notes that the development will enhance the progressive framework for the ICT industry in Zambia. According to Zambia’s 7th Five-Year Development Plan, ICT has been identified as an important catalyst for socio-economic development and a driving force for good governance. In order to fulfill this mandate, Zambia needed to create a national program to train ICT talent. The Zambia government expects that the expansion of educational opportunities for ICT managers and technicians will increase the employment rate and lower the costs of operation for Zambian ICT enterprises.
Yango, an International Ride-Hailing Service, Launches in Zambia
Yango, an international service for ordering rides online, announces its launch in Lusaka, making Zambia the fifth African country where Yango is available. Yango already operates in 19 countries across Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa, including Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon and Senegal. Yango is a part of Yandex, one of the largest European IT companies.
Yango mobile app for iOS and Android is available for free download in English, and many other languages. To order a car, users download the app, open it and specify where they want to go. When geolocation is enabled, the service pinpoints where the user is and finds the nearby driver who will arrive the fastest. Yango is a cash-only service now, so when a user orders a car, they input their destination address and the app algorithms automatically calculate the price of the trip ahead of time. Prices for rides in Lusaka ordered with Yango start at 40 ZMW, which is about the cost of a ride from Manda Hills Mall to East Park Mall.
If a user needs more information, has a question, or even forgets something in the car, he or she can contact a dedicated support team through the app. As a means of additional quality control, Yango app allows users to rate each ride, and drivers with low ratings may be denied access to the service for a period of time.
Unlike other online services, the Yango app uses its own mapping, routing, and navigation as well as smart order distribution. These technologies significantly reduce the total cost of the trip and the time a driver spends looking for a customer, heading to the next customer, or driving a customer to his/her destination. A driver takes rides one by one and can move to the next customer while finishing the current ride, which lowers empty car mileage and as a result, reduces traffic congestion in the city. Yango’s efficient routing and similar technologies ensure efficient use of drivers’ time while providing predictable and affordable service to riders.
“We see great potential in the African market as Zambia becomes the fifth country after Ivory Coast, Ghana, Cameroon and Senegal where we have launched our service. Zambia has a growing, actively developing economy and there is a high demand for a modern ride-hailing service. As comfort, safety and affordability are among our top priorities, Yango has developed our own security features and technologies that allow both users and drivers to feel safe and at ease during every trip. We are convinced that people in Zambia will appreciate the care and features we have added to our ride-haling service,” – Adeniyi Adebayo, General Manager for Yango in Africa.
Yango doesn’t operate its own cars or drivers, but instead, facilitates local transportation providers (companies who provide transportation services independently) to use its services. Along with the app’s launch, a dedicated center for drivers has been opened recently in Lusaka. Drivers currently working with our partners can learn how to work with the app and go through training and tests.
Photos of branded cars can be downloaded here.
How to Buy USDT on the TRON network in Zambia
Since their creation and use, cryptocurrencies are known for their volatility. But, amongst the crypto coins that are gaining popularity and tackling the problem of cryptocurrency volatility, Tether was introduced in 2014 and became USDT later on. USDT because it is pegged to the U.S. dollar which does not change much in value.
What is USDT?
USDT is a blockchain-based cryptocurrency whose crypto coins in circulation are backed by an equivalent amount of traditional fiat currencies, like the Dollar, the Euro, or the Japanese Yen, which are held in a designated bank account.
It was specifically designed to bridge the gap between fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies and offer stability, transparency, and minimal transaction charges to users. It is pegged against the U.S. dollar and maintains a 1:1 ratio with the U.S. dollar in terms of value.
Why is USDT useful?
Tether is useful for crypto investors because it offers a way to avoid the extreme volatility of other cryptocurrencies.
Transaction cost: Having USDT (as opposed to the U.S. dollar, Euro or Yen) removes transaction costs and delays that impair trade execution within the crypto market. With the COVID-19 repercussions, banks in Zambia are trying to attract more customers and stay in business though their fees and rates are relatively exorbitant. However, using USDT, Zambians get the opportunity to shy away from the banking fees as well as exchange rate margin that are charged by banks depending on the foreign currency.
Safe Haven Asset: USDT has a value that is designed to be stable over any period. This feature makes it an ideal safe haven asset because, unlike cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin that can fluctuate dramatically in price every day, an individual using stablecoins to store value see no risk of loss, especially because they have full custody of their asset.
Remittance: Cross-border payments and remittances are very real problems that Zambian emigrants face when trying to send money home. A World Bank report argues that Africans have to pay as high as $12 for any $100 sent home. If remittances are a major source of income for most African homes, it will be beneficial to have the cost of the transactions reduced to the advantage of the beneficiary populations.
The good news is that Zambians and other residents now have a safe platform to trade USDT with the ZMW at the best rates. Moreover, USDT on Yellow Card is available on the Tron network (TRC-20) which offers cheaper network fees to transfer your usdt between wallets.
How Do I Buy USDT in Zambia on Yellow Card?
To buy USDT on Yellow Card, follow these steps:
- Sign up for a Yellow Card account
- Fund your wallet with ZMW. You can add money to your wallet using bank transfer, SPENN or Airtel and MTN mobile money. To fund your account with kwacha:
- Tap on Deposit
- Select your preferred payment method
- Entire the desired amount you want to deposit
- Confirm the details of your deposit
- Tap continue then confirm.
- Buy USDT on the TRON network. Just follow the steps below:
- Tap on USDT
- Tap on Trade
- Tap on Buy
- Enter your desired amount
- Tap continue then confirm.
How Do I sell USDT in Zambia on Yellow Card?
You can also sell USDT on Yellow Card. Log in to your account and follow these steps:
- Tap on USDT
- Tap on Trade
- Tap on sell
- Enter your desired amount
- Tap continue
- Tap confirm
Once you have sold your USDT, you can easily withdraw your kwacha to your bank account or through SPENN.
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts in Zambia can trade USDT using Yellow Card services. Escaping the volatility of other cryptocurrencies and protecting your finances against inflation is an opportunity no one should miss.
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