The Rwandan government has committed support the Malawi Government in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), to assist the country’s transformation agenda.
The commitment was unveiled on Monday, when President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika held bilateral talks with Rwandan President Paul Kagame at Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on the sidelines of the 18th COMESA summit.
This was a fruitful meeting for President Mutharika as his government has already embarked on improving access to ICT services in what is dubbed, lCT for all.
Kagame said ICT is becoming a vital component of development around the World hence the need for Malawi to pay a great interest in the sector.
He said Rwanda will support Malawi in ICT for the benefit of the country’s majority farmers.
He said Agriculture is one of the sectors which could benefit from use of ICT especially farmers to enable them access important information from different countries on how to boost their agricultural activities.
The Rwanda President told Mutharika that it will not be difficult for the two countries to work together as most of the things his administration is doing, Rwanda has already done and proven successful.
During the Commonwealth-e governance Forum Africa, which happened on 24-25 March in Kigali, experts commended Rwanda as a model in using ICT and e-governance.
Kagame also took some time to salute President Mutharika for the introduction of decent and affordable housing Scheme Project and encouraged him that that’s how Rwanda improved their housing system through the same initiative.
In this programme, Kagame also vowed to give the Malawi government all the support it needs to successfully achieve its goal of providing Malawians with good habitable environment.
Kagame also states that Malawi is moving in a right direction in terms of development citing the introduction of community colleges.
He said the same initiative was successful in Rwanda, as it helped to create job opportunities amongst the youth, provides skilled labour to their industries.
Kagame said his government will give support to the Mutharika administration on community colleges especially infrastructure and material support.
Before meeting Kagame, Mutharika had also an audience with Egyptian Prime Minister ,Ibrahim Mahlab whose government has also shown interest to invest in Malawi.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :