By Golden Kang’oma junior
Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology, Mark Botomani has said that the establishments of Tele-centres in all districts constituencies are instrumental to youth empowerment as they could easily get exposed to the world.
He said this during the commissioning of Salima Central Tele-centre, on Friday, at Juma Trading Centre in the area of Senior Chief Kalonga.
The Minister said that such facilities will not only help the youth, but farmers and business people as the centre would link them to market opportunities.
“Mostly our target are the youth, because this is the largest population in the country and we are encouraging them to take advantage of this facility to connect themselves to the world because with internet they can do anything and this gives them an opportunity to explore what other people are doing around the world,” Botomani said.
He highlighted that government is committed to make sure that internet services are brought to where people are and that communities have full access to the services.
Member of Parliament for Salima Central Constituency, Gerald Kapiseni Phiri commended government for the initiative and said that it would help to create job opportunities for the youth.
“This Platform will help the youth to realize business potential that are not within their reach but they can do them through the internet, for example some of them will be ordering goods from other countries to Malawi,” he said.
Senior Chief Karonga highlighted that the Tele-centre would help to ease communication challenges in the district and it would improve access to information.-MANA