Malopa says ICT platforms need strong legal frameworks

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) said following the passing of the Communications and Electronic Transactions Acts, there is need to have strong legal frameworks that will allow an effective implementation of the two Acts recently passed by Malawi parliament.

Malopa: ICT platforms are a new phenomenon in Malawi

MACRA’s technical advisor Bright Malopa said this Friday during a stakeholder workshop on draft outcomes of the regulatory services consultancy for the implementation of the Communications Act and Electronic Transactions Act.

He said in Malawi, information and communication technology (ICT) platforms are new hence the need to review and amend other legal frameworks like the Telecommunications Act.

“The world is now becoming increasingly digital and we now hear of digital platforms and things that are improving how people conduct businesses.

“It is important that we have a robust legal framework that allows for processing of such transactions in line with the emerging changes,” Malopa said.

After the amended Communications Act of 2016 and E-Transactions Act were passed, MACRA engaged consultancy services to explore various areas regarding implementation of the two legislations.

“We are now moving from passing of the legislation into full implementation and use of these laws for the benefit of the country.

“So, this stakeholder’s workshop is very important in how best implementation can be carried out,” Malopa said.

Some of the key recommendations in the findings are on radio spectrum management, complete converged management and licensing, electronic communication supervision and content broadcasting supervision and regulation.

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Bojo Manda
Bojo Manda
4 years ago

Keep it up Malopa
Was impressed with your brief presentation especially your examples on how our lives will be impacted by ict platforms , mobile gadgets as shared future and the natural floor of presantation from heart. A gifted public speaker i must add though too serious and too quite for my like. You have completely changed to a low profile guy with enormous wisdom. Osamasowa chonchi bwana malopa

4 years ago

What we need Mr Malopa are skills and zeal to execute. We have no capacity to implement even in the midst of the laws, policies and legal framework. We need to train Malawians to be innovative and creative combined with designers and programmers. The current Communication and Electronic Transaction Acts are more than enough for Malawians to join the global village in the creation of the new digital world order as opposed to just being participants. Let’s go Malawians!

4 years ago

We miss you at MBC Mr. Malopa Sir, you are a legend. The legacy that you left at MBC is so greatthat people will leave to remember Enawa have messed up the once upon mighty MBC, imagine during his tenure of office, he has fired close to 18 employees for no any apparent reason. Almost 5 managers have left MBC. He is nepotistic, a womaniser and a thief. During these 3 years he is already constructing two big houses, a catholic church in Mulanje Pasani where he comes from and another house for his secretary Memory. Akungogona akazi a eni… Read more »

4 years ago

Oh kodi kuli a Malopa ku MACRA? ndichifukwa chake madandaulo a M.C.P anabwezedwa opanda yankho eti? oh oh oh oh oh koma yaa!

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