MACRA boosts community technical colleges with 50 computers

Written by  Mirriam Kaliza

The Community Technical Colleges initiative has received a boost with 50 computers and 50 printers from the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) towards skills development.

Handing over computers to Pres. Mutharika, Minister of Information Nankhumwa Handing over computers to Pres. Mutharika, Minister of Information Nankhumwa

President Professor Peter Mutharika who is championing the Technical Community College says Information Communication Technology (ICT) is essential to the country’s economic growth.

The President made the remarks during the handover ceremony at Kamuzu Palace onMonday. Mutharika emphasized on the need to have a college in each and every constituency in two years time.


Professor Mutharika reiterated his passion for skills development adding that he is excited with the support he is getting in the community Colleges drive.


The First Citizen noted that skills development is essential to the youth and that the computers will help them learn how to use and to repair computers.

“A lot of countries are doing well because of skills development and ICT, I think we should do the same”. Mutharika said.


Minister of Labour Henry Mussa assured that the safety of the equipment is guaranteed and that the Ministry will ensure that officers responsible have the capacity to look after it.


“There is no question when it comes to safety of the equipment; we will ensure they are well taken care of.” Mussa pointed out.


Speaking on behalf of MACRA, Minister for Information Kondwani Nankhumwa said the Ministry realizes the importance of education and ICT hence the donation.


Out of the 29 community colleges, 11 are operational and the remaining 17 will be up and running in the next financial year.


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