On January 9, 2023, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs began soliciting views on how the 2023/24 National Budget should be crafted.
The ICT Association of Malawi (ICTAM) emphasized the need for a downward revision or abolishment of certain tax lines in order to propel the ICT sector.
ICTAM President, Clarence Gama, stressed that lenience on some taxation lines linked to the sector would make ICT services affordable to a larger percentage of the population hence growing the economy.
“We have emphasized the need for the government to prioritize procuring ICT services locally because manufacturers of ICT gadgets do not recognize Malawi as a macro buyer,” Gama said.
The following were some of the suggestions the Association made: