The newly appointed Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) Director General Daud Suleman has vowed to fight for lower data charges during his tenure of office.
Suleman was speaking during his maiden interface with staff at MACRA headquarters in Blantyre yesterday after he reported for duties on November 1.
He said in his capacity as Director General, he will concentrate on ensuring that data tariffs in Malawi reduce.
“I am not afraid to mention my three main KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) which I would want to achieve during my tenure of office. I want to see to it that data tariffs come down,” he said.
He added: “I will also make sure that there is efficiency and capability to make sure that processes are done in time. MACRA should be innovative,” he said.
The new MACRA boss further said he will build capacity for all members of staff.
“As a regulator we cannot regulate what we don’t know,” he said.
Suleman has come to MACRA with vast knowledge of management and technical experience in the ICT sector in Malawi.
Before his appointment, Suleman worked with MobiPay Malawi, NICO Technologies LTD and NBS Bank.