Mateus Magala, Mozambican minister of transport and communications, praised Huawei’s Seeds for the Future program, for developing local talents for the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
Magala thanked Huawei for its role in developing the country’s human and institutional capabilities. “We recommend Huawei to continue establishing partnerships with Mozambican companies in the telecommunications sector, paying special attention to the absorption of young Mozambican talents. The sustainability of telecommunications growth is in the hands of young talents who reveal themselves in initiatives such as the Seeds for The Future program,” he said.
In a graduation ceremony for 61 young Mozambican students, the minister (pictured above) said the program tends to be more inclusive in terms of gender and regional coverage of the country. “It is our expectation that this program will continue to encourage women’s participation in the area of ICT, recognizing the digital focus by gender.”
He added that the government attaches great importance to investing in the development of human capacity through the Seeds for The Future program, as it is necessary for achieving the desired digitalization of the country.
Since the program began in the country in 2016, 15 percent of graduates have been able to work in national telecommunications companies, according to Huawei.
“The Chinese side is willing to continue to plant the seeds of exchange, wisdom, and cooperation together with the Mozambican side in order to seek cooperation, share opportunities, and achieve development with the Mozambican side, continuously strengthening the basis of China-Mozambique friendship,” said the Chinese ambassador, Wang Hejun, Chinese ambassador to Mozambique.
According to Wang, the aim is to firmly build a solid social foundation of Sino-Mozambican cooperation and better serve the long-term and stable socio-economic development of Mozambique, and this makes digital cooperation a significant driving force that can contribute to the improvement of the China-Mozambique Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership.
The event was also attended by Zhang Junming, director general of Huawei Mozambique, according to Xinhua.