Malawi Communications and Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has donated 50 computers and printers to President Peter Mutharika’s initiative on Community Colleges.
The computers and printers will be distributed to 11 completed community colleges across the country.
Speaking after receiving the donation, President Peter Mutharika said Monday in Lilongwe that the donation will promote Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) among youths in the colleges.
“ICT is a real driver of economic growth in the country. Many countries in Asia and some in Africa like Uganda have developed fast because of technology,” he said.
He said Malawi should do the same by embracing technology for the growth of its economy.
Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Kondwani Nankhumwa said the nation can not develop without putting issues of ICT as a priority.
“ICT is the key that can drive the economy therefore taking it to colleges is imperative as it will allow youths to acquire skills for the development of the country,” he said.
MACRA Director General Andrew Kumbatira said the body will continue to give out ICT equipment to the remaining 17 colleges.
“Apart from the computers, the body will put internet in all colleges so that they are connected to the world,” he said.
Community Colleges is an initiative of President Peter Mutharika.
Currently the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has partnered with government to pilot the project for Africa.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :