Blantyre City Council sends Kasunda to Connect Summit in Tanzania

As part of its continued efforts to turning Blantyre City into a Smart/Digital City, the Blantyre City Council is participating in this year’s ‘Connecting Coast to Coast’ Summit which is being held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This is the 3rd annual C2C Summit and it started on July 2015.

Kasunda PR Manager Blantyre City: At the summit

Kasunda PR Manager Blantyre City: At the summit

Kumbatira: At the summit

Kumbatira: At the summit

The summit has poled together many VIPs including Ministers, policy makers, regulators, service providers, investors and solution providers to assist in driving Africa’s connectivity agenda, linking up national broadband agendas to drive country to country broadband connectivity across the continent, from Coast to Coast linking land-locked countries with the under-sea cables along the coasts of Africa.

Blantyre City Council has sent its public relations manager, Anthony Kasunda  who is in the company of the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority Director General Andrew Kumbatira, Presidential Economic Advisor Dr. Collins Magalasi, officials from the Ministry of Information Charles Banda and Enelles Nyale, officials from the Electrical Supply Commission of Malawi and other officials from telecommunications industry.

Smart City is of great significance in raising the overall quality and level of urbanization and in promoting the simultaneous development of industrialization, urbanization and agricultural and information modernization, and hinges on issues to do with smart government, smart industries, smart livelihood, smart traffic, smart community among many.

“Smart City is of great significance in raising the overall quality and level of urbanization and in promoting the simultaneous development of industrialization, urbanization, information and agricultural modernization,” noted the BCC public relations manager.

Unlike Lilongwe city, which ironically is the country’s capital, Blantyre has been receiving many kudos for its continued efforts in bringing many innovations for the betterment of its residents and the Malawians in general.

The summit also aims at assessing alignment of national development agendas with regional connectivity initiatives across the continent.

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makito
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My Malawi. People complain when Nyasatimes post articles on DPP, Joyce Banda and the like, especially when the news are not palatable to them, but they themselves do not read other articles. Look at the number of comments on this post.

@ real ujeni (#3) is completely lost, he thinks Nyasatimes is promoting Blantyre, when actually Nyasatimes is showing us that the other cities, especially Lilongwe, are sleeping while Blantyre is doing everything possible to stay relevant and uptodate.

Shame on us! How then do we our leaders to be development conscious?

ntolankhani wodziwa nkhani
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ntolankhani wodziwa nkhani

koma abale imeneyi ikhale nkhani kuti anthu akupita ku summit – pamenepa city ya BT ikununkha. BT akakongola ndiye tizati mukuitha othersise kagwereni. Kumbatira umatoyiziwa gigabyte, megabyte iwe — tayifotokoze (10 marks)

Tili Chenene
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Kkkkkk! I knew Blantyre City could be represented. As for the Capitol mmmmm! The mayor and his councillors have dim eyes to see, deaf ears to hear what is going around. Mzuzu City exists as a normality.

The real ujeni
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As long as we have dunderheads and myopic people who think Malawi development or reduction of poverty means concentration everything, all the attention on Blantyre , we are fooling ourselves. A small country of more than 10m people and all you talk about is Blantyre, forget being developed. My advise is to concentrate equally on the two cities BT and MZ then much effort on the Capital, that’s where a country is most defined on, sold to international investors, markets etc. Stop the Blantyre attention nonsense.

Dr Ben Phiri
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Lets hope you will transform Mbayani, Chemusa, mtopwa with your bra bra smart city.

Bola Moyo
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Bwana Kasunda mukuitha. Osaiwala kupita ku Kariakoo kumakhala tiatsikana tabwino tanthete!

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