CALLS have been made for remote areas in Chipinge District to be connected to local mobile networks.
Chipinge District Development Coordinator Mr William Masvaha said poor network connectivity is holding back development in the affected areas.
This has resulted in villagers resorting to using Mozambican mobile service providers as an alternative.
“There is poor mobile network connectivity in some remote areas of Chipinge. The most affected areas include Ngaone, Zamuchiya, Kamutsa, Makwehe, Magogohla, Machowiro and Garahwa, among others. This is a real challenge and in search of an alternative, many people are now using Mozambican lines,” said Mr Mashava.
Mr Mashava called upon mobile service providers to install signal boosters in the affected areas so as to improve network connectivity.
This speaks to the country’s devolution agenda that seeks to leave no one and no place behind, he added.
Mr Mashava said expanded mobile network service also helps to bridge the digital divide and ensures that communities embrace a digital economy that has easy access to Information and communication Technology infrastructure in line with National Development Strategy 1’s Vision 2030.