Telecommunications - ICT
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
The ICT Department within MACRA is responsible for implementing policy directive concerning the growth of the ICT sector and ensures that there is a conducive environment for the growth of the ICT Sector. The Communications Act (1998) and the Communications Sector Policy Statement (1998) are the prevailing legal instruments in the ICT sector.
Figure 1: Functions under the ICT Department
ICT Project Management
Further, MACRA is a government agency on the implementation of Universal Access Programs which are aimed at addressing ICT access gap in the rural and remote areas of the country. Universal Access programs are a deliberate government policy aimed at assisting telecom operators to provide networks and services to the rural and remote areas which operators perceive to be economically non viable.
Research and Development