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The sixth edition of Mozambique’s largest technology fair, Moztech, kicked off in the Katembe 3D Arena today with Soico Group chairman Daniel David calling on participants to focus on the new technology era in his opening speech.
“Technology is an important platform to meet the challenges of the future. Technology has no spirit and no soul and the great challenge for students is to believe that the future of this country depends on it,” he said.
The Confederation of Mozambican Economic Associations hopes that this year’s Moztech will help identify ways and opportunities for the development of the economy through the creation of small and medium enterprises.
“This event serves as a genuine platform, offering a range of opportunities for the development of new businesses and small-to-medium-sized enterprises,” CTA Vice President Álvaro Massingue said.
One of Moztech’s partners, the CTA hopes that future fairs may reach other Mozambican provinces and facilitate yet more development opportunities. “We would like to see this initiative replicated in other provinces,” he said.
The Swedish embassy is another partner of this edition, its intervention reflecting Sweden’s progress as a digital country.
In Sweden, universities are financed from public funds and are key to the triple alliance that has contributed to the country’s development. It has a large industrial sector but over time these companies have ceased to be profitable, leaving many people unemployed.
“Today in Sweden we use the word scanning when we look at services such as internet shopping,” the Swedish ambassador said, noting that 50 years ago a mouse was a simple mouse but now it can be used in the facilitation of various services.
“The Swedish government is working towards sustainable digitisation. We are not leaving groups or segments of the population out of the scanning process. The government is currently working hard to expand access to broadband,” he added.
By Antonio TiuaSource: O País
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