Bengol Net Makes Progress in Connecting Malawi

Abdullah hopes the initiative will assist to increase the number of people to use the internet in Malawi Abdullah hopes the initiative will assist to increase the number of people to use the internet in Malawi - pic by Christopher Sande

Bengol Net Managing Director, Mohammad Zafar Abdullah, says the work of connecting the internet in public facilities is progressing well in various districts and cities such as Blantyre and Mzuzu.

He told Zodiak yesterday that with funding from the World Bank, Bengol Net was tasked to connect the internet in councils, secondary schools, hospitals, police stations, immigration offices among others in Southern and Northern regions.

“We are making a lot of progress, we have already connected several offices in Mzuzu and Blantyre,” he said

Abdullah hopes the initiative will assist to increase the number of people to use the internet in Malawi saying it is worrisome that slightly over 10 percent of Malawians have access to the internet so ‘we have to connect about 90 percent.’

He has since asked Malawians to desist from vandalizing the company’s property, saying such behaviors affect internet connectivity.

This comes when the government of Malawi is aiming to increase access to internet services from the current level of 14 percent of the population to 80 percent by 2026.

ITWeb reports that the plan is one of the targets of Malawi Digital economy strategy (2021-2026), which was prepared by the National Planning Commission.

The government is optimistic that access to affordable internet will enable the country to protect the environment while achieving urbanization and industrialization in line with the new Malawi 2063 (MW2063) vision.

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