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Malawi out of slumber to reclaim orbital slots encroachment from Israel, Luxemburg

MACRA Director General Daud Suleiman (from second right)

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi Communication Regulation Authority (MACRA) has started the process of reclaiming back digital space (orbital) slots being encroached by two countries including Israel and Luxemburg.

MACRA Director General Daud Suleiman told the news conference in the capital Lilongwe on Tuesday, November 8, 2022 that Malawi’s orbital slots encroachment was discovered four years ago.

Suleiman disclosed that MACRA is in talks with Israel and Luxemburg to vacate the space or venture into commercial arrangement that Malawi be getting revenues from its space usage.

He assured the nation that orbital encroachment has nothing to do with Malawi’s security threats in any form.

MACRA DG explained that every country is allocated with two orbital spaces saying its high time Malawi started benefiting from digital asset.

Suleiman was speaking ahead of three day national space conference slated for November 9 to 11, 2022 at Crossroads, Lilongwe.

MACRA DG hinted that the conference has been organised to seek inputs from orbital, space experts on how best Malawi benefit from digital economy.

The conference also aims at developing policy, strategy and legal framework on Malawi’s digital space.

The meeting has attracted over 460 virtual and physical participants from academia, diaspora, scientists, media and among others.

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Lloyd M’bwana
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I'm a Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resource (LUANAR)'s Environmental Science graduate (Malawi) and UK's ICM Journalism and Media studies scholar. I have been The Malawi Country Manager and duty editor for the Maravi Post for the past Three Years. My duty editor’s job is to ensure that the news is covered properly, that it is delivered on time, and that it is created to the standards set out in the editorial guidelines of the Maravi Post. I also decide most of what the user will or will not see. And those users will be clicking on the website expecting to see what their trusted news. Organisation has to say on an issue. I started as a senior Reporter with the Maravi Post over a 6 years ago. When I have time, I do field reporting as well.
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