Tigo Tanzania has penned an agreement with the Dar Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi) that will see the company support the incubator in promoting local talent and employment generation through ICT.
Speaking during the launch of the partnership held at Commission of Science and Technology headquarters in Dar es Salaam, Tigo Tanzania general manager Diego Gutierrez said the partnership with DTBi will give upcoming Tanzanian scientists an opportunity to learn and develop their talents with the view of promoting technology-based businesses that would provide digital solutions to the society.
“ICT currently contributes around 2.3 per cent of GDP in the country; Tigo is therefore determined to lift the benchmark to a higher level through the investment of people. This Is why through the Dar Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi) Tigo intends to provide 10 Master’s degree scholarships per year, an internship programme and employment opportunities for those interested in ICT studies,” Gutierrez said.
Also present was the country’s minister for science, communications and technology Prof Makame Mbarawa, who commended Tigo and DTBi for the partnership.
“We believe that this partnership will not only provide our youth with an opportunity to showcase their talents and earn a decent living but will lead to continued diversification of economic activities that our country needs for speedy socio-economic growth,” he said.