The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has announced a reduction of data bundles in the country.

In a statement, Macra says this follows a discussion between the Ministry of Information, Macra and Telecom operators.

For the entry-level 1 GB volume bundle, the reduction is at 30 percent while for volume bundles of up to 4GB, the reduction ranges between 10 to 31 percent.

Minister of Information Gospel Kazako said the reduction is effective Thursday, April 22, 2021.

“There have been high spirited meetings the past 55 days after my Ministry directed MACRA to engage Airtel and TNM on the issue bordering on abuse of the public through exorbitant data prices,” said Kazako.

He added; “We have made some progress, new data prices will be announced on Thursday, 22nd April, 2021. The negotiations are an ongoing process to ensure we get to the expected and acceptable level.”

Malawians have been protesting online asking service providers to reduce data bundles.

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