Global technology giant Microsoft Corporation has pledged to invest millions in Zimbabwe’s private and public sectors despite the problems dogging the economy.
Microsoft East and Southern Africa general manager Sebuh Haileleul last week said his company was committed to supporting and investing in both government and the private sector in various technological initiatives that will result in the creation of more jobs.
Speaking at the Innovation Africa Summit in Uganda last week, Haileleul said the technology company was working closely with the Zimbabwean government to create effective collaboration in the sector.
This comes after Microsoft’s announcement two weeks ago that it would invest US$75 million investment in community programmes to increase access to computer science education for the youth around the globe and Africa in particular.
Haileleul pledged his support to Zimbabwe at the same summit, saying irrespective of the challenges the Zimbabwean economy was facing, Microsoft was committed to supporting and investing in both government and the private sector in various technological initiatives that will result in more jobs being created.
He manages the group’s Botswana, Ethiopia, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe business.