Tele-centres a boost to information access in communities

Blantyre: Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi has said government has embarked on the construction of tele-centres across the country as one way of increasing people’s access to information.

Opening Mpatsa Community Tele-centre in Nsanje Central Constituency on Tuesday, Dausi said the facility would enhance and boost access to information and communication technology (ICT) services in the district and beyond.

Dausi emphasized that the opening of the tele-centre would also open up e-learning opportunities and more e-commerce activities, thereby enhancing access to vital information for the country’s economic growth.

Today’s inauguration ceremony of Mpatsa Tele-centre in Nsanje Central Constituency is a huge landmark and investment to a tune of over K50 million in as far as information access is concerned, especially in hard-to-reach areas, far away from the commercial city of Blantyre, Dausi said.

Dausi, however, urged the youth to take full advantage of the facility and to desist from vandalizing the tele-centre for the benefit of future generations.

He challenged that it was only the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government whose current pragmatic and visionary leadership has meaningfully turned around socio-economic, infrastructural and technological advancements.

Dausi disclosed that government plans to connect over 500 households with satellite television nationwide, noting: The satellite television project involving 500 Malawian villages under the auspices of the Chinese Government is solely meant to boost telecommunication systems.

He added that technological advancement was not only for the urban, but also for the country’s remotest areas, indicating that all the country’s 193 constituencies would benefit from tele-centre services and technologies.

It is the wish of the DPP-led Government to ensure that every Malawian citizen, regardless of their political affiliation, benefits from the much-awaited tele-centres across the country, he added.

Speaking earlier, Member of Parliament for Nsanje Central, Francis Kasaila, reminded his constituents that it was only the DPP-led Government which has the welfare of people at heart, urging local leaders and their subjects to continue supporting government in its development programmes.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA

Tele-centres a boost to information access in communities

Blantyre: Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Nicholas Dausi has said government has embarked on the construction of tele-centres across the country as one way of increasing people’s access to information.

Opening Mpatsa Community Tele-centre in Nsanje Central Constituency on Tuesday, Dausi said the facility would enhance and boost access to information and communication technology (ICT) services in the district and beyond.

Dausi emphasized that the opening of the tele-centre would also open up e-learning opportunities and more e-commerce activities, thereby enhancing access to vital information for the country’s economic growth.

Today’s inauguration ceremony of Mpatsa Tele-centre in Nsanje Central Constituency is a huge landmark and investment to a tune of over K50 million in as far as information access is concerned, especially in hard-to-reach areas, far away from the commercial city of Blantyre, Dausi said.

Dausi, however, urged the youth to take full advantage of the facility and to desist from vandalizing the tele-centre for the benefit of future generations.

He challenged that it was only the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-led government whose current pragmatic and visionary leadership has meaningfully turned around socio-economic, infrastructural and technological advancements.

Dausi disclosed that government plans to connect over 500 households with satellite television nationwide, noting: The satellite television project involving 500 Malawian villages under the auspices of the Chinese Government is solely meant to boost telecommunication systems.

He added that technological advancement was not only for the urban, but also for the country’s remotest areas, indicating that all the country’s 193 constituencies would benefit from tele-centre services and technologies.

It is the wish of the DPP-led Government to ensure that every Malawian citizen, regardless of their political affiliation, benefits from the much-awaited tele-centres across the country, he added.

Speaking earlier, Member of Parliament for Nsanje Central, Francis Kasaila, reminded his constituents that it was only the DPP-led Government which has the welfare of people at heart, urging local leaders and their subjects to continue supporting government in its development programmes.

Source: Malawi News Agency MANA