The ICT Association of Malawi (Ictam) has ushered in new leadership to drive its operations for the next two years following an elective annual general meeting that took place at the weekend in Mangochi.
Bram Fudzulani retained his position as president of the Association while Andrew Kasasi was elected as vice president, replacing Edmond Kachale.
Gift Kadzamila was voted as general secretary while Tuntufye Ntaukirare maintained her position as treasurer general.
New committee members include Clarence Gama, Doreen Chimaliro, MayamikoNkoloma and Andrew Kamwendo.
In an interview, Fudzulani said he would continue working towards introduction of policies that would promote use of ICT innovations in the country.
“My focus will be to champion acceleration and adoption of ICT services in Malawi through a vibrant ICT community. We will focus on pushing for policies that will help Malawians have access to ICT services with respect to digital rights, privacy and ICT literacy,” Fudzulani said.
Speaking on the sidelines, Minister of Information Gospel Kazako, who graced this year Ictam indaba, said the policies would be ready between April and May next year.
“We are currently consulting and we need to move quickly. We cannot wait for two years because the digital world is very fast, so if we are developing a policy we must develop it real quick; otherwise we will be left behind as a nation,” Kazako said.
During the conference, nine innovators were accorded trophies for various innovations that were pitched at the event.
One of the winners, Samson Fiado, was awarded for an innovation dubbed Easy Books Systems Solution, an accounting software for small and medium enterprises.
He said he was motivated to do more following the award.