The Office of The President and Cabinet (OPC) has announced the change of name for the Ministry of Information and Civic Education which is headed by parliamentarian Patricia Kaliati.
This is according to a press statement the government released on Friday signed by its Chief Secretary George Mkondiwa.
“The Office of the President and Cabinet wishes to inform the general public and all government ministries, Department Agencies (MDA’s) that the Ministry of Information and Civic Education has been renamed as Ministry of Information, Communication Technology and Civic Education,” reads the statement in part.
The statement further states that the change has been made to reflect the direction the Malawi government is taking in improving Information Technology Services (ICT) in the country.
“The change has been made to reflect the direction that government is taking to develop the information and communication technology (ICT) in the country”.
The Ministry used to be called Ministry of Information, Tourism and Culture before it was renamed as Ministry of Information and Civic Education.