Government calls for ICT week submissions

GOVERNMENT

|
Image: President Joyce Banda. By BiztechAfrica
President Joyce Banda

By Gregory Gondwe, Blantyre, Malawi

President Joyce Banda, through her Office of the President and cabinet (OPC), is calling on all Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies in the country and abroad to submit exhibition proposals and discussion papers towards this year’s ICT week to commence on November 12, 2012.

The president’s office, through its E-Government department, has pressed notices in the local media explaining about the event before calling for the said proposals.

The Department explains in the notice that since the African Union commemorates African Information and Communication Technology week annually in November, and as party to the AU, the Malawi government will follow suit.

“The main objective of the commemoration is to promote the role of ICT in socio-economic development of African States,” reads the notice in part which add that the theme for this year’s National ICT week commemoration is ‘e-services: improving the lives of people’.

“The department is therefore calling for exhibition proposals and discussion papers, from interested organisations and individuals,” says the notice which then outlines the topics under which the submissions must be made.

The topics include: mobile technology; computer networks; internet, intranet and optimisation of their performance; office automation; data security, data centres; E-education and E-learning solutions for Malawi; internet governance in Malawi; E-communication – The Case of VOIP and E-mails; E-health and E-agriculture; rural ICT solutions; last mile connectivity; green information and communication technology; E-participation and Social networking .

The notice further states that closing date for submission of exhibition proposals and discussion papers is 22nd October 2012.  



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE GOVERNMENT NEWS

Kenya, Uganda collaborate on electronic cargo tracking

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the Uganda Revenue Authority have signed an MOU on the establishment of an Electronic Cargo Tracking System (ECTS). Read More

Cashless Africa 'achievable through partnerships'

Daniel Monehin, Division President for Sub-Saharan Africa, MasterCard met with Norbet Mumba, Deputy Executive Director, AFI The Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) renewed its partnership with MasterCard at the African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) meeting held in Dakar, Senegal this week.  Read More

ICT CS launches free Internet for Schools programme in Machakos County

Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has lauded Airtel for its commitment to support e-learning in Schools by providing free internet connections to schools in Kenya through the company’s Free Internet for Schools programme.      Read More

BITC launches online trade portal

As part of efforts to improve trade facilitation, the Botswana government, through the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC), has launched a web-based platform designed to help improve the ease of doing business. Read More

Ghana MPs struggle with digitised chamber

Ghana’s parliament almost came to a standstill earlier this week, when members of parliament battled to make use of new digitised desks installed in the chamber. Read More

Over 10,000 applications for BTCL shares

Batswana have come out in record numbers to submit their Offers for BTCL shares, with around 1,000 applications per day at Barclays Bank branches across Botswana. Read More

KRA announces key Customs reforms

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has announced a variety of reform measures geared at enhancing national security and efficiency in Customs management. Read More

N780b fine: MTN opts for out-of-court-settlement with NCC

MTN Nigeria has asked for an out-of-court settlement in the suit it filed against the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC). Read More

MTN fine hearing adjourned

The court hearing on the fine imposed by Nigeria’s NCC against MTN has been adjourned to March. Read More

Nigerian ComTech minister, stakeholders hold communications retreat

Nigerian ICT stakeholders are set for Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, this weekend to attend the 2016 Communications Sector Retreat. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage EnterpriseSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4AfrikaNetworks Unlimited

FEATURED STORY

Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the introduction of public chats Viber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the introduction of public chats

Viber, one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users worldwide, has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East. 

IN DEPTH

Poised for greater heights – Roshi Motman, AfricaCom CEO of the Year WinnerPoised for greater heights – Roshi Motman, AfricaCom CEO of the Year Winner

Roshi Motman is not your average CEO. Since taking up the reins as the first female CEO of Tigo Ghana in 2014, she has led the Tigo brand through a remarkable transformation.