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November 9, 2018

How Malawi aims to bring e-services to all its people: H.E. Nicholas Harry Dausi

By ITU News

Malawi is building its ICT infrastructure to bring e-services to all its inhabitants, says His Excellency (H.E) Nicholas Harry Dausi, Malawi’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

In a video interview at the ITU 2018 Plenipotentiary Conference, he said: “[We are] working to make sure that in the countryside, where most of our people live, they have basic coverage of Internet and Broadband.”

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According to Dausi, Malawi has constructed towers, laid down national fiber backbone, and coordinates among network service providers, which results in a vibrant national network coverage.

“With the new communication Act of 2016…, if one has erected a tower, that tower can be used by all Internet providers,” he explained.

“ITU has played a pivotal and protracted role in helping Malawi to develop its ICT programmes,” he added. “We would also want, with the assistance of ITU, to establish … a cybersecurity programme.”

“And as a country and as a people, I think we still have more to go, but we have done and laid the groundwork for our people to access network connectivity, banking activities and e-services like health, education, and agriculture,” said Dausi.

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How Malawi aims to bring e-services to all its people: H.E. Nicholas Harry Dausi

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