Below is some text from my blog: vazene.blogspot.com
The aim to solicit ideas of what we can do in Malawi to have our ICT Policy approved. Suggestionsare welcome and those can be posted on my blog.
The APC-ICT Policy hand book mentions that a policy can be pursued by a government, party, ruler, statesman etc. In the Malawi context, "Boma ndi anthu"- the people are part of a government and if the people make up a government, it means each one of us has the mandate to pursue a policy. Let us join hands using what ever platform possible to make our voice heard that we are running out of time, we need the ICT policy like yesterday.
The ICT policy covers three main areas: telecommunication, broadcasting and the internet; yet when it came to advocating for the policy, none of these three areas mentioned was explored. We tried to advocate for the policy through workshops and meetings, may be it never went beyond the workshop summaries and the minutes taken at the workshop.
I have decided to give it a push through the internet, with the hope that someone out there will read it and take some action.
With the policy gap, how can we expect to bridge the digital gap at different levels.