DPP Slashes Primary Election Fees For Women Aspirants

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has reduced by half the primary elections fees for women aspirants as one way of supporting the 50:50 campaign by lobbying more women to participate in the party’s elections process. The party’s primary elections for both Members of Parliament and ward councillors are currently underway across the country. Currently, the fee is at K40, 000 for those who are contesting in parliamentary primary elections which means that women aspirants will be paying K20,…

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Govt Opens Blantyre-Mpemba Tele-Centre

Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi has reaffirmed government’s commitment to connect the country’s rural areas with internet through constituency tele-centres. He made the remarks on Friday when he opened Mpemba tele-centre in Blantyre which is one of the 31 constituency centres to be commissioned this year. Dausi said unlike in the past, internet is increasingly becoming a driving force for socio-economic development and that Malawi as a country was making great strides to connect its masses…

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Japanese Govt Handover Over Multi-Million TV Equipment to MBC

The Japanese Government on Friday handed over television equipment to Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) worth K460 Million that will help the public broadcaster in its role of disseminating information to the public. Speaking during the handover ceremony held at MBC’s Kwacha Studios in Blantyre, Ambassador of Japan to Malawi Kae Yanagisawa said the new equipment will generate content of high and international standard for MBC. “The newly mounted equipment will enhance the efficiency of MBC in program development and…

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ICT Key to Public Sector’s Efficiency-Govt

Government says Information and Communication Technology is a key sector that can lead to economic growth and poverty reduction in the country. Minister of information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi said this recently during the meeting between the ministry and Parliamentary Committee on Media in Salima. He said the ICT sector plays a crucial role in other sectors especially education, trade, health and regional cooperation. Dausi noted that ICT increases efficiency as well as provides access to new markets….

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Keep Constituencies Green, Dausi Tells Parliamentarians

Minister of Information & Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi, has appealed to Members of Parliament (MPs) to plant trees in their constituencies as one way of mitigating the impact of climate change through environmental conservation. Dausi made the call in Parliament on Wednesday in his contribution to the Performance Audit Report on the Economic Performance and Environmental Sustainability of Viphya Plantation in the Ministry of Natural Resource, Energy and Mining. The call comes at a time when Malawi is in…

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Malawians to Start Enjoying Fast Internet in February

As technology is fast growing in the country, Malawians are expected to start enjoying the fastest internet service by February 2018 courtesy of Malawi National Optic Fibre Backbone Project which government rolled out in April, 2017. The project, a brain child of President Peter Mutharika, seeks to have digitalised and integrated government operating systems and improved quality of Information Communication and Telecommunication services (ICT). According to Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Nicholas Dausi, Phase One of the project…

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Minister Dausi Calls for Companies to Support ‘Buy Malawi’ initiative

Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, Nicholas Dausi has called for the support of Buy Malawi initiative to help boost the country’s economy, decrying the tendency by some foreign companies operating in the country to import products at the expense of local ones. Dausi said this on  Tuesday at Sun n’ Sand Resort in Mangochi when he officially launched a workshop the Reserve Bank of Malawi organized for District Information Officers (DIOs), senior and other staff from the Ministry…

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Chief Secretary Muhara Never Intended to Refurbish Own Office for MK64 Million

Chief Secretary to Government, Lloyd Muhara, never at any time contemplated on refurbishing his own office to the tune of K64 million rather the quote was for the whole Office of President and Cabinet office complex.  Media reports misrepresented the contract between government and EQWIP Interior Works saying the K64 million was only for furniture in Muhara’s office. However, a statement from Ministry of Information and Communications Technology signed by Government Spokesperson Nicholas Dausi, indicates that the workload included…

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Network Service Providers on Network Quality Checks Project

The Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi told parliament Tuesday that network service providers are carrying out network quality checks in many places in the country to improve service delivery. The minister was responding to a question from Members of Parliament for Zomba Thondwe Charles Thikiwa and Lilongwe Msozi South, Vitus Dzoole Mwale who asked the ministry to engage network service providers to consider improving their services. “I would like to ask if the minister is aware…

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‘We Need to Invest in ICT Structures’- Dausi

Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi on Tuesday emphasized the need for the country to invest in ICT structures. The minister made the remarks at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe when he officially opened the 3rd Southern African Development Community (SADC) preparatory meeting for World Radio Communication Conference (WRC). Dausi added there was also need for concerted efforts towards harmonizing the ICT industry in the country. World Radio Communication conferences are held every three years…

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