Government committed to affordable and accessible internet

By Staff Reporter

Minister of Information and Digitalisation, Moses Kunkuyu, has reiterated government’s commitment to providing affordable and accessible internet connectivity to all Malawians.

Kunkuyu made these remarks today at the opening of a two-day International Communication Union (ITU) Regional workshop on cost models for data services and international internet connectivity, organised by Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) at BICC in Lilongwe.

Kunkuyu at International Communication Union (ITU) Regional workshop

The minister stated that the workshop will serve as a platform to address challenges that developing countries like Malawi are facing with internet connectivity services.

He highlighted that the government is committed to ensuring that Malawians have access to affordable internet services.

In his remarks, MACRA’s Director General, Daud Suleman, said that the workshop will help the regulatory body to ensure that Malawians can meaningfully connect to the internet, which is one of the enablers in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

ITU, the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), is made up of a membership of 193 Member States and more than 1000 companies, universities, and international and regional organisations.