Malawi’s integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM has contributed K1 million to the Information Communication Technology Association of Malawi (ICTAM) in support of the grouping’s ICT for Development conference slated for August 26,2016 in Lilongwe.
Speaking during the cheque presentation, TNM’s Marketing Manager–Commercial, Madalitso Jonazi said TNM felt obliged to support the ICT Development because of its significance to the economic development of the country.
“We are supporting the conference because ICT is where the world is going and TNM started off as a telecommunication company but now is more than telecommunication. With all these convergence going on ICT is now part of the heart and blood life of TNM as it is for most of technology companies.
Jonazi said the topics to be discussed at the conference are also in line with TNM’s drive towards the promotion of the universal access to internet services.
“The topics to be discussed are in line with our drive towards the universal access to internet that is why recently we launched initiative like 4G and Wi-Fi to ensure that our customers access reliable and easy internet as we all know that internet is important to our customers and the general public,” he said.
Receiving the donation, ICTAM President Wisely Phiri thanked TNM for the support towards the hosting of the ICT Development conference.
“As an association we are very humbled with this contribution from TNM this is not a small amount and it will go a long way to help us to host this ICT Development conference. We would like to appreciate the support that TNM has given to us,” said Phiri.
Phiri said the conference is aimed at bringing together all stakeholders in the ICT industry and government to discuss ICT for development in Malawi.
“The meeting is expected to influence policy makers to make informed and better policies for achieving universal internet access in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS),” he said.
The conference will be held under the theme Access Innovation and over 100 participants are expected to attend. Minister of Information & ICT Patricia Kaliati is expected to grace the occasion.
ICTAM is an umbrella body for the ICT professionals in Malawi.