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Phiri cited that the Internet is ones right to access information even for people who live below the poverty line because through access to important communication, people could make informed choices that can later uplift their lives.
The ICTAM President added that they have achieved a lot in lobbying for advancement of ICT in the country and that some of the achievements included the establishment of the Communications Act.
He said ICTAM is currently pushing for the broadband policy where construction of houses should include internet adding that more people connected to the internet would translate to lower rates of internet. 
Written by  Charity Chimungu Phiri (Zodiak Online)
Speaking in an interview on Friday during the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Innovations Awards held in Mangochi, ICTAM President, Wisely Phiri said the use of local content on the Internet could help lower Internet charges in the country unlike the case at hand.
“Internet has become a basic need and we have come to a point where when planning the construction of a house, we should consider the installation of the Internet in addition to water and electricity,” he suggested.

Phiri cited that the Internet is ones right to access information even for people who live below the poverty line because through access to important communication, people could make informed choices that can later uplift their lives.
The ICTAM President added that they have achieved a lot in lobbying for advancement of ICT in the country and that some of the achievements included the establishment of the Communications Act.
He said ICTAM is currently pushing for the broadband policy where construction of houses should include internet adding that more people connected to the internet would translate to lower rates of internet.

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The Information Communication Technology Association of Malawi (ICTAM) announced today that in a bid to engage with stakeholders in the industry it has established its secretariat offices in Lilongwe.

This comes after the association ushered in the new executive members, where it’s elected President promised among other things to establish permanent offices for its secretariat.
Speaking in an interview the publicity secretary said since the association’s AGM a lot has happened and that the secretariat offices is one developments.
ICTAM has played over the years an advisory role in the ICT policies and it is very important that we build the association if we are to re-present the professionals in this country but also in order to continue our
multistakeholderism advisory role to the government on issues of national development in as far as ICT is concerned noted Bram Fudzulani who is the association’s publicity secretary.

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