Communities in Traditional Authority (T/A) Dzoole in Dowa have expressed excitement over Mauni Telecentre that Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology Mark Botomani commissioned on Wednesday.
Speaking during the commissioning of the centre, one of the youths from Kapichi Village, Janet Kamtondo said the development will go a long way in ensuring that youths are enlightened on information and communication technology.
“We have been longing for a centre of this type. Our dream has come true,” she said.
Kamtondo said the centre will also help to create employment in the area as the youth will be conversant with information communication technology (ICT).
Jackson Banda from Khwema Village thanked government for establishing the telecentre in the area, saying the facility will help him do assignments quickly.
“We will take advantage of this facility to advance in education and business,” he said.
Senior Chief Dzoole described the development as timely, because the world is turning into a global village due to technological advancement.
Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) board chairperson, the Reverend Alex Maulana said the organisation’s objective was to support the youth on accessing information to develop their areas.
Botomani said government intends to establish 23 telecentres across the country, to boost ICT skills among the youth.
“This will help rural masses to have easy access to markets, employment and education opportunities, among others,” he said.