SADC governments working towards Universal access to ICT

Communication Regulators Association for Southern Africa (CRASA) says Information and Communication Technology (ICT) regulators are working tirelessly to achieve Universal Access (UA) in the region.

Speaking in Salima district at a project management training for UA managers in the region, which MACRA is hosting, CRASA’s Head of Electronic Communications, Bridget Linzie said governments as well as regulators are now trying to cover hard to reach areas so that they have access to ICT services.

Participants pose for a group photo

MACRA’s Head of Universal Service Fund, Emily Lungu said the project which started in the country two years ago, is expected to be fully implemented next year.

Linzie being interviewed by the media

Seven SADC member states are attending the training. They include Malawi, Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Mauritius.

MACRA’s Head of USF: Lungu

After the training, which will last two days, participants will also hold a three day meeting on Universal Access and Service committee.