Minster of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology Mark Botomani has launched a telecentre at Kandeu Trading Centre in Traditional Authority (T/A) Ganya in Ntcheu District.
Speaking on Thursday during the launch, the minister said government wants to bring technology to people in rural areas.
“This will equip young people with technological skills,” he said.
Botomani said despite the country being poor, it is gaining ground in technology.
“There is Last Mile Rural Connectivity Project which has constructed 136 towers in the country to enable people in rural areas to have network,” he said.
T/A Ganya hailed government for the initiative and asked for its speedy completion.
“The telecentre will make youths in my area busy with productive things instead of indulging in bad behaviours,” he said.
Malawi Communications and Regulatory Authority (Macra) board chairperson the Reverend Alex Maulana said youths and other community members will benefit from the telecentre.
“The youth are key in development and now we are reaching out to them in their communities,” he said.
Maulana said the facility will cost about K100 million when complete.