MACRA News

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…

BOTSWANA LEARNS FROM MACRA

The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) recently took a benchmarking trip of MACRA’s head office in Blantyre. The BOCRA four-member delegation also toured MACRA’s Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (CIRMS). BOCRA’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thari Pheko, commended MACRA for making headway…

MACRA CONSULTS STAKEHOLDERS ON SPECTRUM PRICING

  MACRA has asked players in the country’s communications sector to embrace the process of spectrum pricing as it will bring efficiency in the allocation and usage of spectrum. MACRA’s Director General, Mr. Godfrey Itaye, made the call in Lilongwe…

MALAWI HOSTING CRASA COMMITTEE MEETINGS

MACRA is this week hosting Communications Regulators’ Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) subcommittee meetings at Bingu International Conference Centre in Lilongwe. The meetings involve Postal, Broadcasting, Standards, Frequency Planning and Electronic Communications committees. The Postal committee meeting is expected to…

MACRA COMMEMORATES WORLD AIDS DAY

Government has commended the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) for being one of the parastatals that have put in place an effective policy on HIV/AIDS. Presidential adviser on Communications, Mr. Bright Malopa, was speaking when he presided over MACRA’s commemoration…