MACRA News

Cyber Security Working Groups meet in Lilongwe

MACRA has this week been hosting Cyber Security Working Groups meetings in Lilongwe as Malawi moves towards developing its first ever National Cyber Security Strategy. The Institutional; Legal, Policy and Regulatory; Technical; Security; and Outreach working groups are the five special…

MACRA hosts CRASA meetings

  MACRA recently hosted Communications Regulators Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) series of meetings on postal financial services, financial inclusion and universal Access and service committee. The meetings, which run from 29th to 2nd September 2016, discussed the creation of a common SADC Policy and…

MACRA launches new Strategic Plan

  Amid great pomp and fanfare, MACRA took a giant step into the future when it launched its new five year Strategic Plan. The development of the new Strategic Plan, covering the period 2015/16 to 2019/20, supersedes the previous Plan…

MACRA HOLDS AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL

  On Friday June 17th, MACRA members of staff commemorated at organisational level the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial at MACRA House in Blantyre. Under the theme “ENGAGE, EDUCATE, EMPOWER’’, Deputy Director General, Mr. Francis Bisika, led members of staff in…

MALAWI MOVES TO DEVELOP NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY STRATEGY

Minister of Information, Communications Technology and Civic Education, Honourable Patricia Kaliati, has called for collaboration in securing Malawi against cyber threats. The Minister was speaking when she presided over the official opening of a five-day high level workshop aimed at…

MACRA PRESENTS ICT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Charles Mpaka of The Daily Times and George Kalungwe of Zodiak Broadcasting Station have retained the MACRA sponsored Information Communication Technology (ICT) Journalist of the year award for print and electronic media categories respectively. The two were awarded at a…

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE VISITS MACRA

The Parliamentary Committee on Government Assurance and Reforms on Wednesday 11th May, 2016 visited MACRA to appreciate the organization’s efforts in promoting universal access to ICTs. After meeting the organization’s management, the legislators visited the yet to be implemented Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (CIRMS), the Spectrum Monitoring van…

MALAWI DIGITAL TELEVISION LAUNCHED

The Minister of Information, Communications Technology and Civic Education, Hon. Patricia Kaliati, on April 23, 2016 launched the Malawi Digital Television in the city of Mzuzu. Digital Television brings viewers high quality picture and more local channels to choose from, all…

NEW INFORMATION MINISTER VISITS MACRA

The new Minister of Information and Civic Education, Honourable Patricia Kaliati, has decried poor quality of service in the country’s communications sector asking all service providers to put the welfare of consumers at heart. Honourable Kaliati was speaking when she…