Minister of Information, Civic Education, Communication and Technology, Mark Botomani, says Malawi will benefit a lot from a 5 year E-network project which is being supported by the Indian government.
The main objective of the project is to assist Malawi in capacity building in education and health sectors.
The minister said the project will facilitate the provision of health and education services through modern technologies.
Botomani said: “This is an exciting development and is a step forward in pursuing an ICT driven nation.”
He further said authorities will soon engage all the departments in the ministries of health and education to map the way forward on how best the project can be implemented.
Malawi has been included in the project following its successful completion of the initial Pan African e-Network project under which many students were trained and qualified in various disciplines with certificates, bachelors and masters degrees offered by Indian universities.
The memorandum of understanding on the project was signed on August 26 by the Malawi High Commissioner to India, His excellency,Mr George Mkondiwa on behalf of Malawi government while Telecommunications Consultants India Limited director, Kamendra Kumar, signed on behalf of India.
The project is funded by the Government of India and is open for participation to all India’s partner countries in Africa.