Malawian ICT innovator exhibits at world forum



A young telecommunications lecturer with the Malawi Polytechnic, Mayamiko Nkoloma, has taken a giant step with his innovations showcasing them at this year’s ITU Telecoms World event in Busan, South Korea.

ITU Telecom World is a global platform for high-level debate, networking, innovation-showcasing and knowledge sharing across the ICT community.

Nkoloma, who is also proprietor of iMosyS Start-up Company, is exhibiting four innovations which, basically, are offering ICT solutions to the Malawian citizenry in areas of health, farming, water and production industry.

Among his inventions is a water management system for water boards in Malawi. This is a state-of-art innovative solution that assists the Lilongwe Water Board team in knowing the real time trends of remote water infrastructure right in front of their work stations or mobile phones.

The innovation, he said, monitors water tank levels in 22 storage tanks across Lilongwe city and other zones under Lilongwe Water Board’s control.

ITU Telecom World offers a unique international platform for small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs to connect with policy makers as well as industry experts in order to explore investment opportunities, share and sell ideas for the good of their respective nations and the globe at large.

Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) funded Nkoloma’s participation at the conference as one way of encouraging innovation and promoting ICTs in Malawi.