Airtel Africa Pledges Support for Africa’s Digital Agenda

Emma Okonji

Airtel Africa has reaffirmed its commitment to continue driving the digitalisation of the continent to unlock new opportunities and promote inclusive, sustainable growth.

Speaking during a recent meeting with the President of the Republic of Malawi, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the Group CEO of Airtel Africa, Dr. Segun Ogunsanya, indicated the company’s plans to boost investments that are geared towards supporting the country’s target of achieving at least 20 per cent internet access by 2030 in the quest of the government of Malawi to become a self-reliant, industrialised middle-income economy.

Ogunsanya said: “Our purpose is to transform lives across the continent. We look forward to working with governments and other actors to bridge the digital and financial gap. Digitalisation has huge potential to create economic opportunities in the continent.”

President Chakawera said: “We have agreed to continue growing our government-to- business partnership with Airtel Africa so that we create meaningful socioeconomic value for all Malawians through pro-growth modern digital services. In the quest to become a self-reliant and industrialised middle income economy, Malawi will count on digital technologies that create new value of our economic system thereby facilitating the creation of sustainable wealth and jobs.”

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