China to help Malawi develop ICT sector for economic recovery

China has called on the Malawi government to seriously invest in modern technologies which is key for economic recovery and transformation of countries globally.

The call was made by China’s deputy minister of state administration for radio, film and television, Li Wei on Friday in Beijing during an audience with Malawi’s minister of information and civic education, Moses Kunkuyu.

The Chinese minister  observed that Information Communication Technology (ICT) is now becoming a vital component of development around the world hence the need for Malawi to continue paying what he termed as ‘a great interest in the sector.’

Wei said Malawi just like many other developing county should learn from countries with strong ICT infrastructure like China on how to maximize ICT use for economic growth.

Kunkuyu: China factor
Kunkuyu: ICT key focus for recovery

Said Wei: “Agriculture is one of the sectors which could benefit should greatly from use of ICT especially among farmers to enable them access important information from different countries on how to boost their agricultural activities.”

He added that China would continue supporting Malawi in different development programmes more specially ICT for the benefit of the country’s majority farmers.

In his remarks, Kunkuyu said that that the Joyce Banda administration has included the ICT development as one of the priority areas under the Economic Recovery Programme (ERP)

Said Kunkuyu: “Realising the key role that ICT plays in a country’s development, Malawi Government has placed ICT as a key focus area in the Economic Recovery Programme that government is implementing.

“Thus I am thankful for China’s continued assistance to Malawi in various areas including ICT that will spearhead the country to growth.”

Kunkuyu is in China on a developmental mission which among others is aimed at strengthening cooperation between Malawi and China in the media industry.--Mana

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