Information Communication Technology Association of Malawi (ICTAM) is committed to making more awareness to communities on the importance of ICT in the country.
ICTAM President, Wisely Phiri said this Saturday at Crossroad hotel in Lilongwe when he officially opened the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the Association.
He said through the activities of the Association many stakeholders are now appreciating the importance of the ICT initiatives within their reach.
Phiri explained ICT has become the platform for top rate service delivery, on-demand dissemination of information, and effective customer service.
“As an association, we are committed to seeing more strides towards achieving more digital dividends in Malawi through various policy interventions,” he added.
Phiri pointed out that the Association has a strong foundation to build on and make necessary investments.
“In finance, health, education, agriculture and Governance, ICT has become the platform for top rate service delivery,” the ICTAM President said.
Phiri said the Association promised to take a step towards changing the face of the institution and to bring professional ethics to the industry.
“I am proud to say that ICTAM is a vibrant and an actively recognized professional institution through your continued commitment towards the work of the association,” he hinted.
At the AGM last year, the executive was tasked to drive membership, rework on the constitution and come up with the secretariat.
Phiri said “I am proud to say that in the past year we have achieved more that was asked of us”.
He urged members to elect new office bearer for the Association in a free environment and in a free and fair manner.
The General Secretary for ICTAM, Daud Suleman said the membership has moved from 19 to over 81 now.
He said the Association is aimed at having over 400 paid up members by the end of 2017.
The AGM will also review the Association’s constitution and elect new office bearers.
The opening ceremony was however overshadowed with low turn up by members and there were only 13 of them out of 81.
Source: Malawi News Agency – MANA