Macra warns of severe punishment to internet abusers

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) Corporate Communications Manager, Clara Mwafulirwa has warned that the authority would punish all abusers of the internet because doing so was contravening the cybercrime Act.

 Mwafulirwa: Malawi needs an empowering, inclusive and safer internet

Mwafulirwa was speakin in an Interview on the sidelines of the first ever commemoration of Safer Internet Day (2019) coupled with responsibility of looking into online safety in Blantyre.

“The communications regulator in partnership with Information and Communications Technology Association of Malawi (ICTAM) and Youth Ne and Counselling (Yoneco) is calling upon all stakeholders in the country to raise awareness and promotion of safer internet,’’ said Mwafulirwa.

Mwafulirwa said MACRA has intensified its strides to sensitise the general population on how they can protect their online identity, noting that the harm caused to children is amplified when images of abuse and exploitation go viral on the social media.

She said Malawi needs an empowering, inclusive and safer internet for all and the digital divide between us and the Internet must be a focus for both government and private sector to support growth and reduce poverty by embracing ICT to the core.

Mwafulirwa added that MACRA through various law enforcing agents and other key partners were keen to bring to book all internet abusers on the social media in the country.

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Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
2 years ago

Just fire Godfrey Itaye your stupid boss and all the insults will go away!

Che Tambula
Che Tambula
2 years ago

This is thinking like educated fools or intelligent idiots.

Chimulirenji
Chimulirenji
2 years ago

Retrogressive mentality!

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
2 years ago

whatever happened to freedom of speech???

Klaus
Klaus
2 years ago

Tiyeni tiwavere tisakonde mchitidwe omatukwana ku dzera pa social media

CITIZEN
CITIZEN
2 years ago

STUPID BABOONS!

democrat
democrat
2 years ago

DPP on the act. you are funding a political shit and u r here telling us about cybercrimes….. timangeni basi, si zomwe mukufuna

Pete
Pete
2 years ago

Abuse can be what you did on using our money to sport a political party. And then you want to teach us a bout abuse of internet. Stop misusing state resources then we will treat you serious.

Anderson
Anderson
2 years ago

It would be good to first give an overview on what acts are considered ‘abuse of the internet’.

Mussa
Mussa
2 years ago
Reply to  Anderson

I concur with you Anderson, how can people talk about warnings of severe punishments to the masses before sensitizing them of what such abuses are in the first place?????????

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